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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ven-trik'yu-los'to-me

Definition: Establishment of an opening in a ventricle, usually through the floor of the third ventricle to the subarachnoid space to relieve hydrocephalus.

[ventriculo- + G. stoma, mouth]

See Also: shunt2

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