lymphocytic choriomeningitis

noun
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

Examples of lymphocytic choriomeningitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After four people who received organ transplants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island developed a viral infection and three of them died, Dr. Zaki and his colleagues pinpointed the cause as lymphocytic choriomeningitis, a rare rodent-borne virus. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 4 Dec. 2021 Officials have also identified a rare but infectious illness known as lymphocytic choriomeningitis in the region and linked it to the influx of mice, which are able to carry and pass on the virus. Washington Post, 22 June 2021

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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 24 May. 2022.

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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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