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Pronunciation: hi'dren-sef'a-lo-sel

Definition: Protrusion, through a cleft in the cranium, of brain substance expanded into a sac that contains fluid.

Synonym(s): encephalocystocele, hydrocephalocele, hydroencephalocele

[hydr- + G. enkephalos, brain, + kele, tumor]

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