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English definition of “encephalopathy”

encephalopathy

noun [C or U]     /ˌen.kef.əˈlɒp.ə.θi/ US  /enˌsef.əˈlɑp.ə.θi/ specialized
inflammation affecting the surface of the brain that may be caused by infection or poisonous substancesThe brain and nervous system
(Definition of encephalopathy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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