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Medical Term:

meningitis

Pronunciation: men'in-ji'tis, -jit'i-dez

Definition: Inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord.

Synonym(s): cerebrospinal meningitis

[mening- + G. itis, inflammation]

See Also: arachnoiditis, leptomeningitis

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