\ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-in-ˈvā-siv How to pronounce neuroinvasive (audio) , -ziv \

Definition of neuroinvasive

: infecting or capable of infecting the nervous system and especially the central nervous system The most lethal pediatric neuroinvasive arboviral disease is eastern equine encephalitis virus infection, with a 38% mortality rate.— Bruce Jancin Most people who get West Nile virus will not show symptoms, but the 1 percent who contract the neuroinvasive form can experience meningitis, encephalitis and paralysis.— Brittany Hanson also : of, relating to, or caused by a neuroinvasive disease or infection … 37% of West Nile patients whose cases were reported to the government developed "neuroinvasive" complications, like meningitis, encephalitis and paralysis. — Marilyn Chase

First Known Use of neuroinvasive

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neuroinvasive

neuro- + invasive entry 1

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“Neuroinvasive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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