|a chronic progressive disease of the spinal cord in which cavities form in the grey matter: characterized by loss of the sense of pain and temperature|
|[C19: syringo-, from Greek: |
syringomyelia sy·rin·go·my·e·li·a (sə-rĭng'gō-mī-ē'lē-ə)
A chronic disease of the spinal cord characterized by the presence of fluid-filled cavities and leading to spasticity and sensory disturbances. Also called hydrosyringomyelia, Morvan's disease.