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Pronunciation: sē′lō-sō′mē-ă

Definition: Congenital protrusion of the abdominal or thoracic viscera, usually with a defect of the sternum and ribs as well as of the abdominal walls.

Synonym(s): kelosomia

[G. kēlē, hernia, + sōma, body]

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