meningo-, mening-, meninge-, meningeo-, meningi-
(Greek: membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord)
"Other causes of meningitis include cancer (metastasis a secondary malignant tumor that has spread from a primary cancer to affect the meninges), inflammatory diseases, and drugs. In some cases the cause of meningitis cannot be determined. The medical treatment depends on what causes the meningitis."
"The inflammation of the meninges, or meningitis, can take place as a result of a bacterial infection."