meningoencephalitis

noun
me·​nin·​go·​en·​ceph·​a·​li·​tis | \ mə-ˌniŋ-gō-ən-ˌse-fə-ˈlī-təs How to pronounce meningoencephalitis (audio) , -jō- \
plural meningoencephalitides\ mə-​ˌniŋ-​gō-​ən-​ˌse-​fə-​ˈli-​tə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce meningoencephalitis (audio) , -​jō-​ \

Definition of meningoencephalitis

: inflammation of the brain and meninges

Other Words from meningoencephalitis

meningoencephalitic \ mə-​ˌniŋ-​gō-​ən-​ˌse-​fə-​ˈli-​tik How to pronounce meningoencephalitis (audio) , -​jō-​ \ adjective

Examples of meningoencephalitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web David Pruitt died from primary amoebic meningoencephalitis Aug. 7, Crystal Hayley, the boy’s aunt, said. Melissa Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2021 Almost half of the symptomatic cases present as encephalitis and meningoencephalitis which are inflammatory diseases that affect the brain and spinal cord, according to definitions from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Mackenzie Brower, The Arizona Republic, 22 Oct. 2021 Arlington officials said the city and Tarrant County Public Health were notified on Sept. 5 that a child had been hospitalized with primary amebic meningoencephalitis -- a rare and often fatal infection caused by the naegleria fowleri ameba. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 11 Sep. 2021 Their son, Bakari Williams, died Sept. 11 after being hospitalized with primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a rare and typically fatal infection caused by the naegleria fowleri amoeba. Chron, 5 Oct. 2021 Initial symptoms of primary amebic meningoencephalitis typically occur within nine days of infection and include fever, severe headache, nausea and vomiting, according to the CDC. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 30 Sep. 2021 Arlington officials said that the boy had been hospitalized with primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) – a rare and often fatal infection caused by the naegleria fowleri amoeba – before his death on Sept. 11. Julia Musto, Fox News, 29 Sep. 2021 The child was hospitalized at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth with primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a rare and often fatal infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, sometimes called a brain-eating amoeba. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 28 Sep. 2021 Arlington officials and Tarrant County Public Health were told Sept. 5 a child was hospitalized with primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a rare and often fatal infection, at Cook Children’s Medical Center. al, 28 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of meningoencephalitis

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meningoencephalitis

New Latin

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“Meningoencephalitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meningoencephalitis. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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meningoencephalitis

noun
me·​nin·​go·​en·​ceph·​a·​li·​tis | \ -ən-ˌsef-ə-ˈlīt-əs How to pronounce meningoencephalitis (audio) \
plural meningoencephalitides\ -​ˈlit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce meningoencephalitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of meningoencephalitis

: inflammation of the brain and meninges

called also encephalomeningitis

More from Merriam-Webster on meningoencephalitis

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about meningoencephalitis

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