meningoencephalomyelitis


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meningoencephalomyelitis

 [mĕ-ning″go-en-sef″ah-lo-mi″ĕ-li´tis]
inflammation of the meninges, brain, and spinal cord.
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me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·lo·my·e·li·tis

(mĕ-ning'gō-en-sef'ă-lō-mī-'ĕ-lī'tis),
Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord together with their membranes.
[meningo + G. enkephalos, brain, + myelos, marrow, + -itis, inflammation]
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me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·lo·my·e·li·tis

(mĕ-ning'gō-en-sef'ă-lō-mī-ă-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord togetherwith their membranes.
[meningo + G. enkephalos, brain, + myelos, marrow, + -itis, inflammation]
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