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Definition of encephalopathy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

encephalopathy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//enˌsefəˈlɒpəθi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//enˌsefəˈlɑːpəθi//
 
; BrE BrE//enˌkefəˈlɒpəθi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//enˌkefəˈlɑːpəθi//
 
[uncountable] (medical)
 
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a disease in which the functioning of the brain is affected by infection, blood poisoning, etc. see also BSE
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: encephalopathy