cerebrospinal meningitis
noun Date: 1889 inflammation of the meninges of both brain and spinal cord; specifically an infectious often epidemic and fatal meningitis caused by the meningococcus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cerebrospinal meningitis — n inflammation of the meninges of both brain and spinal cord specif an infectious often epidemic and fatal meningitis caused by the meningococcus called also cerebrospinal fever * * * any inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal… …   Medical dictionary

  • cerebrospinal meningitis — n. MENINGITIS …   English World dictionary

  • cerebrospinal meningitis — noun meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal • Syn: ↑epidemic meningitis, ↑brain fever, ↑cerebrospinal fever • Hypernyms: ↑meningitis * * * noun or cerebrospi …   Useful english dictionary

  • cerebrospinal meningitis — Pathol. an acute inflammation of the meninges of the brain and spinal cord, caused by a specific organism, accompanied by fever and occasionally red spots on the skin. Also called brain fever, cerebrospinal fever. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • cerebrospinal meningitis — /sɛrəbroʊˌspaɪnəl mɛnənˈdʒaɪtəs/ (say seruhbroh.spuynuhl menuhn juytuhs) noun an acute inflammation of the meninges of the brain and spinal cord caused by a specific organism, and accompanied by fever and occasionally red spots on the skin; brain …   Australian English dictionary

  • cerebrospinal meningitis — cerebrospi′nal meningi′tis n. pat meningitis • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis — epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, = cerebrospinal meningitis. (Cf. ↑cerebrospinal meningitis) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Meningitis — Classification and external resources Meninges of the central nervous system: dura mater, arachnoid, and pia mater. ICD 10 G …   Wikipedia

  • cerebrospinal fever — n CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS * * * (spotted fever) see meningitis * * * meningococcal meningitis …   Medical dictionary

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