encephalocele

[ĕn-sĕfə-lō-sēl′]

n.

A congenital gap in the skull that usually results in a protrusion of brain material.bifid cranium cephalocele craniocele

Nearby words

  1. encephalin,
  2. encephalitis,
  3. encephalitis lethargica,
  4. encephalitis periaxialis diffusa,
  5. encephalo-,
  6. encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis,
  7. encephalofacial angiomatosis,
  8. encephalogram,
  9. encephalograph,
  10. encephalography


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