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meningomyelocele

Pronunciation: me-ning'go-mi'e-lo-sel'

Definition: Protrusion of the spinal cord and its membranes through a defect in the vertebral column.

Synonym(s): myelocystomeningocele, myelomeningocele

[meningo- + G. myelos, marrow, + kele, tumor]

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