meningo-, mening-, meninge-, meningeo-, meningi-

(Greek: membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord)

meningitis (s) (noun), meningitides (pl)
Inflammation of the three membranes that completely cover the brain and the spinal cord: "Meningitis can be caused by the infection of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa (simple, microscopic parasites of humans)."

"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."

meningitophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An uncommon, abnormal, or extreme fear of brain diseases: When Mark started to have a severe headache, he developed meningitophobia because he was extremely alarmed and terrified that he was beginning to have meningitis.
Inflammation of both the brain and meninges.
Typhoid fever marked by symptoms of irritation or inflammation of the cerebral or spinal meninges.
Concerning the blood vessels in the meninges; or the meninges and blood vessels. The meninges refer to the surrounding membranes of the brain and the spinal cord.
meninx (s) (noun), meninges (pl)
The three membranes that cover the brain and the spinal cord: "The mininges consist of an outer meninx, the dura mater; the center meninx is the arachnoid membrane; and the thin innermost layer is the pia mater."

"The inflammation of the meninges, or meningitis, can take place as a result of a bacterial infection."