What does the word meningitis mean?

Usage examples for meningitis

  1. Custom has sharpened our clinical instinct, and where, in civil life, we would look for meningitis, now we only write cerebral malaria, and search the senseless soldier's pay- book for the name that we may put upon the " dangerous list." – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  2. Typhoid fever, one doctor says, and cerebro spinal meningitis says the other. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming