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One entry found for equine encephalomyelitis.
Main Entry: equine encephalomyelitis
Function: noun
: any of three encephalomyelitides that attack chiefly equines and humans in various parts of North and South America and are caused by three togaviruses of the genus Alphavirus (species Eastern equine encephalitis virus, Western equine encephalitis virus, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus): a : one that occurs especially in the eastern United States -- called also eastern equine encephalomyelitis b : one that occurs especially in the western United States -- called also western equine encephalomyelitis c : one that occurs especially from northern South America to Mexico -- called also Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

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