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Medical Term:

myeloschisis

Pronunciation: mi'e-los'ki-sis

Definition: Cleft spinal cord resulting from failure of the neural folds to close normally in the formation of the neural tube; inevitably spina bifida is a sequel.

[myelo- + G. schisis, a cleaving]

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