Definition of meningoencephalitis in English:

meningoencephalitis

Pronunciation /məˌniNGɡōinˌsefəˈlīdəs/ /məˌnɪŋɡoʊɪnˌsɛfəˈlaɪdəs/

noun

Medicine
  • Inflammation of the membranes of the brain and the adjoining cerebral tissue.

    ‘An infant with botulism is often diagnosed with sepsis or meningoencephalitis because of symptoms of lethargy and irritability on presentation.’
    • ‘Disease also includes endocarditis, keratitis, osteomyelitis, peritonitis, and meningoencephalitis.’
    • ‘Bacterial encephalitis is rare and usually occurs in the setting of meningoencephalitis.’
    • ‘The signs of West Nile virus are similar to enteroviral meningoencephalitis.’
    • ‘Burkett claims to have contracted meningoencephalitis while serving in Panama.’