Protrusion of the membranes that cover the spine but some of the spinal cord itself through a defect in the bony encasement of the vertebral column. The bony defect is spina bifida.
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Protrusion of the spinal cord and its membranes through a defect in the vertebral column. SYN: myelocystomeningocele, myelomeningocele. [meningo- + G. myelos, marrow, + kele, tumor]

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me·nin·go·my·elo·cele -'mī-ə-lō-.sēl n a protrusion of meninges and spinal cord through a defect in the spinal column

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me·nin·go·my·elo·cele (mə-ning″go-miґə-lo-sēl″) myelomeningocele.

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