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lymphocytic choriomeningitis

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noun lymphocytic cho·rio·men·in·gi·tis \-ˌkȯr-ē-ō-ˌme-nən-ˈjī-təs\

Definition of lymphocytic choriomeningitis

  1. :  an acute disease that is caused by an arenavirus (species Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus of the genus Arenavirus), that is characterized by fever, nausea and vomiting, headache, stiff neck, and slow pulse, that is marked by the presence of numerous lymphocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid, and that is transmitted especially by rodents



Origin and Etymology of lymphocytic choriomeningitis

New Latin choriomeningitis cerebral meningitis, from chorio- of a membrane resembling the chorion


First Known Use: 1934


Medical Dictionary

lymphocytic choriomeningitis

noun lymphocytic cho·rio·men·in·gi·tis

Medical Definition of lymphocytic choriomeningitis

  1. :  an acute disease that is caused by an arenavirus (species Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus of the genus Arenavirus), is characterized by fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, stiff neck, and slow pulse, is marked by the presence of numerous lymphocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid, and is transmitted especially by rodents




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