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Pronunciation: hi'po-gli'ko-rak'e-a

Definition: Depressed concentration of glucose in the cerebrospinal fluid; a characteristic of bacterial, fungal, and tuberculous meningitis.

[hypo- + G. glykys, sweet, + rhachis, spine]

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