Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "meningoencephalitis" []

  • Inflammation of the brain and meninges. (noun)

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 "meningoencephalitis" in a sentence
  • "In what scientists say might be the first case of its kind, a new report details the story of a 62-year-old man in New York state who died last year of meningoencephalitis, apparently after being bitten by a deer tick infected with deer tick virus."
  • "Central to their findings was the appearance at a London auction in 1982 of Wilde's medical certificate that showed he had developed meningoencephalitis, a chronic middle-ear infection."
  • "In rare cases, mumps meningoencephalitis could end up in permanent neurological problems such as paralysis, seizures, cranial nerve palsies and hydrocephalus."