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derencephalocele

Pronunciation: der'en-sef'a-lo-sel

Definition: In derencephaly, protrusion of the rudimentary brain through a defect in the upper cervical spinal canal.

[G. dere, neck, + enkephalos, brain, + kele, hernia]

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