Definition of meningism in English:

meningism

noun

  • The occurrence of symptoms resembling those of meningitis in the absence of inflammation of the meninges.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in William Dorland (1864–1956), obstetrician. From French méningisme from méninge or méning- (in méningite) + -isme, after earlier péritonisme peritonism.