cerebrospinal meningitis

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cerebrospinal meningitis was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Cerebrospinal meningitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerebrospinal%20meningitis. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cerebrospinal meningitis

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

called also cerebrospinal fever

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