Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease

noun
rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus; characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control
Hypernyms: ↑brain disorder, ↑encephalopathy, ↑brain disease

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/yah"keuhb kroyts"felt/.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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