meningoencephalitis


me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis

noun \-gō-ən-ˌse-fə-ˈlī-təs, -jō-\
plural me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·lit·i·des\-ˈli-tə-ˌdēz\

Definition of MENINGOENCEPHALITIS

:  inflammation of the brain and meninges
me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·lit·ic \-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin of MENINGOENCEPHALITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1860

me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis

noun \-ən-ˌsef-ə-ˈlīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·lit·i·des \-ˈlit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of MENINGOENCEPHALITIS

: inflammation of the brain and meninges—called also encephalomeningitis

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