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[muh-ning-guh-seel] /məˈnɪŋ gəˌsil/
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 of meningocele
First recorded in 1865-70; mening(es) + -o- + -cele1 Unabridged
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(pathol) protrusion of the meninges through the skull or backbone
Word Origin
C19: from meningo- (see meninges) + -cele
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meningocele in Medicine

meningocele me·nin·go·cele (mə-nĭng'gə-sēl')
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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