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Medical Term:

cranioschisis

Pronunciation: kra'ne-os'ki-sis

Definition: Congenital malformation in which there is incomplete closure of the cranium. Usually accompanied by grossly defective development of the brain.

[cranio- + G. schisis, a cleavage]

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