Venezuelan equine encephalitis

Venezuelan equine encephalitis
Ven·e·zu·e·lan equine encephalitis .ven-əz(-ə)-'wā-lən- n EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (c)

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see under encephalomyelitis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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