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hydromeningocele

Pronunciation: hi'dro-me-ning'go-sel

Definition: Protrusion of the meninges of brain or spinal cord through a defect in the bony wall, the sac thus formed contains cerebrospinal fluid.

[hydro- + G. meninx, membrane, + kele, hernia]

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