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Pronunciation: as′pal-ă-sō′mă

Definition: Obsolete term for a malformed fetus with eventration at the lower part of the abdomen, presenting separate openings for intestine, bladder, and sexual organs.

[G. aspalax, a mole + soma, body]

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