encephalitic etymology

English word encephalitic comes from English encephalitis ((pathology) Inflammation of the brain.), English -ic

Detailed word origin of encephalitic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
encephalitis English (eng) (pathology) Inflammation of the brain.
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
encephalitic English (eng) Of or pertaining to encephalitis.

Words with the same origin as encephalitic

Descendants of encephalitis
Descendants of -ic
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