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meningitisnoun [U]

uk   /ˌmen.ɪnˈdʒaɪ.tɪs/  us   /ˌmen.ɪnˈdʒaɪ.t̬əs/
a serious infectious disease that causes the tissues around the brain and spinal cord to swell
(Definition of meningitis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"meningitis" in American English

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meningitisnoun [U]

 us   /ˌmen·ənˈdʒɑɪ·t̬ɪs/
a swelling of the outer membrane (= thin layer of tissue) of the brain caused by an infection
(Definition of meningitis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “meningitis”
in Vietnamese viêm màng não…
in Spanish meningitis…
in Malaysian meningitis…
in Thai เยื่อหุ้มสมองอักเสบ…
in French méningite…
in German die Meningitis…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腦(脊)膜炎…
in Russian менингит…
in Turkish menenjit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脑(脊)膜炎…
in Indonesian meningitis…
in Polish zapalenie opon mózgowych…
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