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Inflammation of the meninges of both the brain and the spinal cord.
(Pathology) an acute infectious form of meningitis caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, characterized by high fever, skin rash, delirium, stupor, and sometimes coma. Also called: epidemic meningitis
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.||cerebrospinal meningitis - 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