periencephalitis
Inflammation of the cerebral membranes, particularly leptomeningitis or inflammation of the pia mater with involvement of the underlying cortex. [peri- + G. enkephalos, brain]

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peri·en·ceph·a·li·tis (per″e-en-sef″ə-liґtis) meningoencephalitis.

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