meningocele

[muh-ning-guh-seel]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for meningocele

meningocele

noun
  1. pathol protrusion of the meninges through the skull or backbone

Word Origin for meningocele

C19: from meningo- (see meninges) + -cele
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meningocele in Medicine

meningocele

[mə-nĭnggə-sēl′]
n.
  1. 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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