• WordNet 3.6
    • n meninges a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord
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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.
    • n. pl Meninges (Anat) The three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord; the pia mater, dura mater, and arachnoid membrane.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meninges Plural of meninx.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. mh^nigx mh^niggos, a membrane


In literature:

Unfortunately the symptoms of meningitis increased; three days after the operation coma followed, and on the next day death ensued.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
She became rapidly worse, and a few days later the doctor pronounced her ailment meningitis.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
MENINGES, the name of three membranes that invest the brain and spinal cord, and the inflammation of which is called meningitis.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
It is also very helpful in case of meningitis and other inflammations.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
It might be scarlet fever, or diphtheria, or even meningitis.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Serum, Anti-meningitis, IV, 656; for malaria, IV, 656.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
The conditions under which we lived were certainly atrocious, and an outbreak of meningitis cast a gloom over the camp.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Meningitis set in, and it was immediately apparent that she was death-struck.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
Headaches may be occasioned by disorders of the brain and spinal column, such as meningitis.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Again symptoms of secondary myelitis and meningitis had been observed in some of the fatal cases prior to death.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins

In news:

Also, hundreds of patients may have received steroid injections tainted with fungal meningitis.
West Virginia public health officials say 230 patients at a pain clinic in Parkersburg received injections of a back pain medicine that is at the center of a meningitis outbreak.
Centers for Disease Control Confirms Fungal Meningitis in Texas.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants the license of a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company suspended after it was linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak in 18 states.
ELKHART — An Elkhart man infected by fungal meningitis is taking action against a pharmaceutical company that distributed batches of contaminated medications.
Oklahoma spared in meningitis outbreak.
A Minnesota woman is suing a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak.
Governor got one digit wrong when trying to share meningitis hotline number.
Second Cumberland County man diagnosed with presumptive fungal meningitis.
Thirteen Tennesseans are dead and more than 60 others are suffering from life-threatening meningitis.
More Mid-State Meningitis Cases Under Investigation.
Serum of India's Meningitis Drug Cleared for Warm Storage.
Unconfirmed case of viral meningitis at A&M-Commerce.
Native assists with diagnosis of first case of fungal meningitis in current outbreak.
Indiana has a fifth death from an outbreak of fungal meningitis.