splanchnocele

[ splăngknə-sēl′ ]

n.

The primitive body cavity in the embryo.
Hernia of any of the abdominal viscera.

Nearby words

  1. splanchnic nerve,
  2. splanchnic wall,
  3. splanchnicectomy,
  4. splanchnicotomy,
  5. splanchno-,
  6. splanchnodiastasis,
  7. splanchnolith,
  8. splanchnomegaly,
  9. splanchnopathy,
  10. splanchnopleure


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