Entry from US English dictionary
A category of viral diseases that affects horses and, in some cases, humans. See also eastern equine encephalitis.
- 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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