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Definition of "meningeal" [me•nin•ge•al]

  • Of or affecting the meninges. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "meningeal" in a sentence
  • "The researchers then turned their attention to case-control studies - comparisons of patients ( 'cases') against healthy volunteers ( 'controls') - to see whether genetic variants in the LTA4H region affected susceptibility to mycobacterial infection in humans, examining patients in Vietnam with a particularly dangerous form of TB known as meningeal TB, and patients in Nepal with leprosy."
  • "When compound, the wound must be disinfected; and intra-cranial complications, such as meningeal hæmorrhage, laceration of the brain, or infection, are to be treated on the lines already described."
  • "A postmortem revealed, however, that it was meningeal tuberculosis, not drink, that had done for him."