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Inflammation of the brain or meninges, as in encephalitis or meningitis.
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(Pathology) inflammation of the brain or its covering membranes
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men•in•gi•tis(ˌmɛn ɪnˈdʒaɪ tɪs)
inflammation of the meninges, esp. of the pia mater and arachnoid, caused by a bacterial or viral infection and characterized by high fever, severe headache, and stiff neck or back muscles.
men`in•git′ic (-ˈdʒɪt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||brain fever - meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal|
meningitis - infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
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