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Meaning of encephalomalacia

en•ceph•a•lo•ma•la•cia

Pronunciation: (en-sef"u-lō-mu-lā'shu, -shē-u), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a softness or degeneration of brain tissue, as caused by impairment of the blood supply; softening of the brain.
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