Definition of encephalomyelitis in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, typically due to acute viral infection.

    • ‘Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, a rare demyelinating disease, is usually triggered by infections or immunisations.’
    • ‘The condition is sometimes called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.’
    • ‘People older than 50 years of age are at the highest risk for developing significant symptoms and may develop encephalomyelitis.’
    • ‘They injected myelin proteins designed to induce the mouse counterpart of multiple sclerosis, called experimental allergic encephalomyelitis.’
    • ‘In experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, rats develop an MS-like disease that features autoimmune reactivity against myelin basic protein.’



/ɛnˌsɛf(ə)ləʊmʌɪəˈlʌɪtɪs/ /ɛnˌkɛf(ə)ləʊmʌɪəˈlʌɪtɪs/