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cerebrospinal meningitis

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noun Pathology.
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.
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Also called brain fever, cerebrospinal fever.

Origin of cerebrospinal meningitis

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for cerebrospinal meningitis

cerebrospinal meningitis

cerebrospinal fever


noun
an acute infectious form of meningitis caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, characterized by high fever, skin rash, delirium, stupor, and sometimes comaAlso called: epidemic meningitis
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