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Pronunciation: me-ning'go-mi'e-li'tis

Definition: Inflammation of the spinal cord and of its enveloping arachnoid and pia mater, and less commonly also of the dura mater.

[meningo- + G. myelos, marrow, + -itis, inflammation]

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