meningitis

Part of speech: noun

Inflammation of the membranes, as of the brain.

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Usage examples "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", Robert Valentine Dolbey.
  2. The defence was that the prescription had been properly filled, but that the child was the victim of various diseases, from acute gastritis to cerebro- spinal meningitis. - "Courts and Criminals", Arthur Train.
  3. Typhoid fever, one doctor says, and cerebro spinal meningitis says the other. - "A Terrible Secret", May Agnes Fleming.