lymphocytic choriomeningitis

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lymphocytic cho·​rio·​men·​in·​gi·​tis | \ -ˌkȯr-ē-ō-ˌme-nən-ˈjī-təs How to pronounce lymphocytic choriomeningitis (audio) \

Definition of lymphocytic choriomeningitis

: 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

First Known Use of lymphocytic choriomeningitis

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lymphocytic choriomeningitis

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

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“Lymphocytic choriomeningitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphocytic%20choriomeningitis. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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lymphocytic choriomeningitis

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Medical Definition of lymphocytic choriomeningitis

: 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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