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

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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 Naegleria fowleri is an amoeba that can cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis, an infection that destroys brain tissue and can kill within five days, according to the CDC. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Inside the Trump-Biden brawl," 30 Sep. 2020 The amoeba can cause a rare infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) that destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal. Fox News, "Brain-eating amoeba in water supply spurs Texas city to declare disaster after boy, 6, dies," 27 Sep. 2020 The amoeba can cause a rare infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) that destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal. Fox News, "Brain-eating amoeba in water supply spurs Texas city to declare disaster after boy, 6, dies," 27 Sep. 2020 The amoeba can cause a rare infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) that destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal. Fox News, "Brain-eating amoeba in water supply spurs Texas city to declare disaster after boy, 6, dies," 27 Sep. 2020 Naegleria fowleri is a deadly amoeba that can cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an infection that destroys brain tissue and can kill within five days. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "After brain-eating amoeba killed 6-year-old boy, it could take months to clean Texas city's water," 1 Oct. 2020 The amoeba can cause a rare infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) that destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal. Fox News, "Brain-eating amoeba in water supply spurs Texas city to declare disaster after boy, 6, dies," 27 Sep. 2020 The amoeba then travels to the brain and can potentially cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis, which is usually fatal. CBS News, "Texas governor issues disaster declaration over brain-eating amoeba found in Lake Jackson water supply," 28 Sep. 2020 The amoeba can cause a rare infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) that destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal. Fox News, "Brain-eating amoeba in water supply spurs Texas city to declare disaster after boy, 6, dies," 27 Sep. 2020

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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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11 Jan 2021

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“Meningoencephalitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meningoencephalitis. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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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

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