Meaning of equine encephalitis

e'quine encephali'tis

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— Pathol., Vet. Pathol. Pathol.,Vet. Pathol.
  1. a viral disease of horses and mules that is communicable to humans, marked by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
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