[muh-nin-jee-oh-muh] /məˌnɪn dʒiˈoʊ mə/
noun, plural meningiomas, meningiomata
[muh-nin-jee-oh-muh-tuh] /məˌnɪn dʒiˈoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
a hard, encapsulated tumor that grows slowly along the meninges.
meningioma me·nin·gi·o·ma (mə-nĭn’jē-ō’mə)
n. pl. me·nin·gi·o·mas or me·nin·gi·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A slow-growing tumor of the meninges often creating pressure and damaging the brain and adjacent tissues, occurring most often in adults.
meningism me·nin·gism (mə-nĭn’jĭz’əm, měn’ĭn-) n. A condition of irritation of the brain or spinal cord meninges in which the symptoms mimic those of meningitis but in which no inflammation is present, often occurring in children.
- Meningitic streak
meningitic streak n. A line of redness following the drawing of the fingernail or of a pencil point across the skin, seen especially in cases of meningitis.
[men-in-jahy-tis] /ˌmɛn ɪnˈdʒaɪ tɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. inflammation of the , especially of the pia mater and arachnoid, caused by a bacterial or viral infection and characterized by high fever, severe headache, and stiff neck or back muscles. /ˌmɛnɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs/ noun 1. inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain or spinal cord, caused by infection […]
1. a combining form representing in compound words: meningocele. meningo- or meningi- or mening- pref. Meninges: meningococcus.