Definition of encephalopathy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

encephalopathy

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɪnˌsɛfəˈlɑpəθi//
 
[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
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