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cerebrospinal meningitis

noun, Pathology
1.
an acute inflammation of the meninges of the brain and spinal cord, caused by a specific organism, accompanied by fever and occasionally red spots on the skin.
Also called brain fever, cerebrospinal fever.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for cerebrospinal meningitis

cerebrospinal meningitis

noun
1.
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
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cerebrospinal meningitis in Medicine

cerebrospinal meningitis n.
See meningococcal meningitis.

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