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 Dictionary entry overview: What does meningoencephalitis mean? 

  The noun MENINGOENCEPHALITIS has 1 sense:

1. inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges

  Familiarity information: MENINGOENCEPHALITIS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1meningoencephalitis [BACK TO TOP]


Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


cerebromeningitis; encephalomeningitis; meningoencephalitis

Hypernyms ("meningoencephalitis" is a kind of...):

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)

cephalitis; encephalitis; phrenitis (inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever ('phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use))

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