meningocele

meningocele

[muh-ning-guh-seel]
noun Pathology.
a protrusion of the meninges through an opening in the skull or spinal column, forming a bulge or sac filled with cerebrospinal fluid.

Origin:
1865–70; mening(es) + -o- + -cele1

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meningocele (mɛˈnɪŋɡəʊˌsiːl)
 
n
pathol protrusion of the meninges through the skull or backbone
 
[C19: from meningo- (see meninges) + -cele]

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meningocele me·nin·go·cele (mə-nĭng'gə-sēl')
n.
Protrusion of the meninges of the brain or spinal cord through a defect in the skull or spinal column forming a cyst filled with cerebrospinal fluid.

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