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meningitisnoun [U]

 us   /ˌmen·ənˈdʒɑɪ·t̬ɪs/
a ​swelling of the ​outer membrane (= ​thinlayer of ​tissue) of the ​brain caused by an ​infection
(Definition of meningitis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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meningitisnoun [U]

uk   /ˌmen.ɪnˈdʒaɪ.tɪs/  us   /-t̬ɪs/
a ​seriousinfectiousdisease that ​causes the ​tissues around the ​brain and spinal cord to ​swell
(Definition of meningitis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “meningitis”
in Spanish meningitis…
in Vietnamese viêm màng não…
in Malaysian meningitis…
in Thai เยื่อหุ้มสมองอักเสบ…
in French méningite…
in German die Meningitis…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脑(脊)膜炎…
in Turkish menenjit…
in Russian менингит…
in Indonesian meningitis…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腦(脊)膜炎…
in Polish zapalenie opon mózgowych…
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