Definition of equine encephalitis in English:

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equine encephalitis

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

A category of viral diseases that affects horses and, in some cases, humans. See also eastern equine encephalitis.
Example sentences
  • Examples of infections that can cause birth defects are rubella, cytomegalovirus, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, parvovirus, and, rarely, chicken pox.
  • A Thoroughbred yearling filly is the fifth horse in Massachusetts to die from Eastern equine encephalitis this year.
  • ‘We live with similar diseases all the time, such as Eastern and Western equine encephalitis,’ Teagarden said.

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Syllabification: e·quine en·ceph·a·li·tis

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