Medical Term:

meningoencephalocele

Pronunciation: mĕ-ning′gō-en-sef′ă-lō-sēl′

Definition: A protrusion of the meninges and brain through a congenital defect in the cranium, usually in the frontal or occipital region.

Synonym(s): encephalomeningocele

[meningo- + G. enkephalos, brain, + kēlē, hernia]

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