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diastematomyelia

Pronunciation: di'a-ste'ma-to-mi-e'le-a

Definition: Complete or incomplete sagittal division of the spinal cord by an osseous or fibrocartilaginous septum.

[G. diastema, interval, + myelon, marrow]

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