Definition of meningitis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

meningitis

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌmɛnənˈdʒaɪt̮əs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a serious disease in which the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord become infected and swollen, causing severe headache, fever, and sometimes death
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: meningitis