Cerebro-spinal fever
Cerebro-spinal Cer`e*bro-spi"nal, a. [Cerebrum + spinal.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord. [1913 Webster]

{Cerebro-spinal fluid} (Physiol.), a serous fluid secreted by the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.

{Cerebro-spinal meningitis}, {Cerebro-spinal fever} (Med.), a dangerous epidemic, and endemic, febrile disease, characterized by inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord, giving rise to severe headaches, tenderness of the back of the neck, paralysis of the ocular muscles, etc. It is sometimes marked by a cutaneous eruption, when it is often called spotted fever. It is not contagious. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cerebro-spinal — Cer e*bro spi nal, a. [Cerebrum + spinal.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord. [1913 Webster] {Cerebro spinal fluid} (Physiol.), a serous fluid secreted by the membranes covering the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cerebro-spinal fluid — Cerebro spinal Cer e*bro spi nal, a. [Cerebrum + spinal.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord. [1913 Webster] {Cerebro spinal fluid} (Physiol.), a serous fluid secreted by the membranes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cerebro-spinal meningitis — Cerebro spinal Cer e*bro spi nal, a. [Cerebrum + spinal.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord. [1913 Webster] {Cerebro spinal fluid} (Physiol.), a serous fluid secreted by the membranes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spotted fever — Spotted Spot ted, a. Marked with spots; as, a spotted garment or character. The spotted panther. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Spotted fever} (Med.), a name applied to various eruptive fevers, esp. to typhus fever and cerebro spinal meningitis.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Flindersia maculosa — Spotted Spot ted, a. Marked with spots; as, a spotted garment or character. The spotted panther. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Spotted fever} (Med.), a name applied to various eruptive fevers, esp. to typhus fever and cerebro spinal meningitis.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spotted — Spot ted, a. Marked with spots; as, a spotted garment or character. The spotted panther. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Spotted fever} (Med.), a name applied to various eruptive fevers, esp. to typhus fever and cerebro spinal meningitis. {Spotted tree} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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