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encephalocele

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

Definition: A congenital gap in the cranium with herniation of brain substance.

Synonym(s): craniocele, cranium bifidum, bifid cranium

[encephalo- + G. kele, hernia]

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