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[en-sef-uh-loh-mahy-oh-kahr-dahy-tis] /ɛnˈsɛf ə loʊˌmaɪ oʊ kɑrˈdaɪ tɪs/

noun, Pathology.
a viral infection of the central nervous system and skeletal and heart muscle causing degeneration of tissue.

encephalomyocarditis en·ceph·a·lo·my·o·car·di·tis (ěn-sěf’ə-lō-mī’ō-kär-dī’tĭs)
An acute viral disease characterized by inflammation and degeneration of skeletal and cardiac muscle and lesions of the central nervous system.


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