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encephalocele

encephalocele in Medicine

encephalocele en·ceph·a·lo·cele (ěn-sěf'ə-lō-sēl')
n.
A congenital gap in the skull that usually results in a protrusion of brain material. Also called bifid cranium, cephalocele, craniocele.

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