meningoencephalitis

noun
me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis | \ -gō-ən-ˌse-fə-ˈlī-təs , -jō- \
plural meningoencephalitides\-ˈli-tə-ˌdēz \

Definition of meningoencephalitis 

: inflammation of the brain and meninges

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meningoencephalitic \-ˈli-tik \ adjective

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Primary amebic meningoencephalitis, the disease caused by the amoeba, is almost always fatal, according to the CDC. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "What to Know About Brain-Eating Amoebas," 14 June 2018 An autopsy found the cause of death was advanced granulomatous meningoencephalitis, a form of meningitis that Dempsey said was caused by the Candida Albicans fungus. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Lawsuit: Prison did nothing as fungus ruined inmate's brain," 20 Oct. 2017 An autopsy determined the cause of death to be advanced granulomatous meningoencephalitis, a form of meningitis that Dempsey said was caused by the Candida Albicans fungus. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Fungus destroyed inmate’s brain while Kansas prison contractor did nothing, suit says," 17 Oct. 2017 Amebic meningitis: Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a really rare form of parasitic meningitis that causes a brain infection that is usually deadly. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Things You Probably Never Knew About Meningitis," 27 July 2017 Not after IndyStar Call for Action got involved Abel, 30, of Loogootee, is believed to be the only person in Indiana to die from PAM, or primary amebic meningoencephalitis. Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star, "Who's to blame for lake's brain-eating amoeba? Appeals court wades into negligence lawsuit," 22 June 2017 Abel, 30, of Loogootee, is believed to be the only person in Indiana to die from PAM, or primary amebic meningoencephalitis. Tim Evans, USA TODAY, "Who's to blame for lake's brain-eating amoeba? Appeals court wades into negligence lawsuit," 23 June 2017 Not after IndyStar Call for Action got involved Abel, 30, of Loogootee, is believed to be the only person in Indiana to die from PAM, or primary amebic meningoencephalitis. Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star, "Who's to blame for lake's brain-eating amoeba? Appeals court wades into negligence lawsuit," 22 June 2017 Lauren Seitz died in June 2016 after contracting meningoencephalitis when she was thrown overboard during a rafting trip near Charlotte, according to the New York Daily News. Fox News, "Brain-eating amoeba: What is it, and how do you prevent contracting it?," 20 June 2017

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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

noun
me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis | \ -ən-ˌsef-ə-ˈlīt-əs \
plural meningoencephalitides\-ˈlit-ə-ˌdēz \

Medical Definition of meningoencephalitis 

: inflammation of the brain and meninges

called also encephalomeningitis

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