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- n. A form of spina bifida characterized by protrusion of the spinal meninges
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Hernia of the spinal cord and its membranes; spina bifida.
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- n. a congenital defect of the central nervous system in which a sac containing part of the spinal cord and its meninges protrude through a gap in the vertebral column; frequently accompanied by hydrocephalus and mental retardation
myelo- + meningo- + -cele (Wiktionary)