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diastematomyelia di·a·ste·ma·to·my·e·li·a (dī'ə-stē'mə-tō-mī-ē'lē-ə)
A congenital defect in which the spinal cord is divided into halves by a bony or cartilaginous septum, often seen in spina bifida.

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