• WordNet 3.6
    • adj meningeal relating to the meninges
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman is considered to be the godfather of the modern vaccine era. Having created nearly three dozen vaccines - more than any other scientist, Hilleman is also credited with saving more lives than any other scientist. Probably best known for his preventive vaccine for mumps, Hilleman has also developed vaccines for measles, rubella, chicken pox, bacterial meningitis, flu and hepatitis B.
    • a meningeal (Anat) Of or pertaining to the meninges.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • meningeal Of or pertaining to the meninges.
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In literature:

Meningitis has set in and it won't be long now, before we'll have another empty bed.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
This contraction of the abdomen is attendant in every case of tuberculous meningitis.
"Prof. Koch's Method to Cure Tuberculosis Popularly Treated" by Max Birnbaum
Meningitis, nervous and joint complications are among the rarer sequels.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Thus the pain in the back and head may be so intense as to resemble that of meningitis.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
They think it's meningitis.
"The Flaw in the Crystal" by May Sinclair
MENINGITIS, tubercular, inherited, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
At the age of four years she had meningitis which left her with frequent headaches.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
So it is with patients coming for "spinal trouble," "hardening of the spine," "inflammation of the spine," or "spinal meningitis.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908" by Various
A little thrombus in a statesman's meningeal artery will throw an empire out of gear.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
The perivascular sheaths were crowded with small round cells and the meninges were congested.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley

In news:

After the pharmacy shipped contaminated medication that caused a national fungal meningitis outbreak.
Meningitis-linked firm skirted reprimand in '04.
But a contaminated steroid drug that has set off a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak ended the life of Bergeson's 56-year-old stepdaughter , Diana Reed, on Oct 3.
NEW YORK — At least 13 times, the Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak shipped orders of injectable steroid before it obtained the results of sterility testing, Massachusetts health officials announced Tuesday.
However, in some cases, neck pain can be a sign of more serious infection and could be a sign of meningitis.
That form of strep causes thousands of cases of meningitis, sinusitis, ear infections and pneumonia every year.
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis in children worldwide.
Family mourns father's death from meningitis.
Death toll at 11 as authorities race to find 13,000 possibly at risk of fungal meningitis through tainted syringes .
Graphic of how meningitis affects humans.
The New York City Health Department is warning doctors to be on the lookout for meningitis cases.
NEW YORK — The fungus blamed for causing a meningitis outbreak in several states is mostly everywhere.
Conditions unclean at meningitis-linked drug firm.
Unclean conditions at the firm where the steroid shots were made are being tied to the recent meningitis outbreak.
Massachusetts state officials have moved to revoke the license of the pharmacy linked to the country's meningitis outbreak after they discovered unclean conditions and visible specks of fungus in steroids produced by the company.