leukoencephalitis

noun
leu·​ko·​en·​ceph·​a·​li·​tis
variants: or chiefly British leucoencephalitis \ ˌlü-​kō-​in-​ˌsef-​ə-​ˈlīt-​əs How to pronounce leucoencephalitis (audio) \
plural leukoencephalitides\ -​ˈlit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce leukoencephalitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of leukoencephalitis

: inflammation of the white matter of the brain

Comments on leukoencephalitis

What made you want to look up leukoencephalitis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to take the place or position of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!