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Medical Term:

myelodysplasia

Pronunciation: mi'e-lo-dis-pla'ze-a

Definition:

  1. An abnormality in development of the spinal cord, especially the lower part of the cord.
  2. Inappropriate term for spina bifida occulta.

Synonym(s): myelodyspoiesis

[myelo- + G. dys-, difficult, + plasis, a molding]

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