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hematomyelia

Pronunciation: he'ma-to-mi-e'le-a

Definition: Hemorrhage into the substance of the spinal cord; it is usually a posttraumatic lesion but may also be encountered in instances of spinal cord capillary telangiectases.

Synonym(s): hematorrhachis interna, myelapoplexy, myelorrhagia

[hemato- + G. myelos, marrow]

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