encephalomalacia

noun
en·​ceph·​a·​lo·​ma·​la·​cia | \ in-ˌsef-ə-lō-mə-ˈlā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce encephalomalacia (audio) \

Medical Definition of encephalomalacia

: softening of the brain due to degenerative changes in nervous tissue (as in crazy chick disease)

Other Words from encephalomalacia

encephalomalacic \ -​mə-​ˈlas-​ik How to pronounce encephalomalacic (audio) \ adjective

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“Encephalomalacia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/encephalomalacia. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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