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a combining form representing meninges in compound words: meningocele.

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Also meningi-; especially before a vowel, mening-.
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WORDS THAT USE MENINGO-

What does meningo- mean?

Meningo- is a combining form used like a prefix representing the word meninges, the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. It is often used in medical terms, especially in anatomy and pathology.

Meningo- comes from the Greek mḗninges, “membranes.” Mḗninges is the plural form of mêninx.

What are variants of meningo-?

When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, meningo- becomes mening-, as in meningosis.

Examples of meningo-

Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, caused by an infection and characterized by high fever, severe headache, and stiff neck or back muscles.

The mening- portion of the word refers to the “meninges.” The -itis part means “inflammation.” Meningitis literally translates to “meninges inflammation.” The word meningitis was formed in New Latin, using an equivalent form of meningo-.

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What are some other forms that meningo- may be commonly confused with?

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Meningovascular blood vessels are found in what part of the body?

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Medical definitions for meningo-

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Meninges:meningococcus.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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