[ suh-ring-goh-mahy-ee-lee-uh ]
/ səˌrɪŋ goʊ maɪˈi li ə /
a disease of the spinal cord in which the nerve tissue is replaced by a cavity filled with fluid.
Origin of syringomyelia
Related formssy·rin·go·my·el·ic [suh-ring-goh-mahy-el-ik] /səˌrɪŋ goʊ maɪˈɛl ɪk/, adjective
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Neuro-arthropathies of the shoulder are met with chiefly in syringomyelia.
British Dictionary definitions for syringomyelia
/ (səˌrɪŋɡəʊmaɪˈiːlɪə) /
a chronic progressive disease of the spinal cord in which cavities form in the grey matter: characterized by loss of the sense of pain and temperature
Derived Formssyringomyelic (səˌrɪŋɡəʊmaɪˈɛlɪk), adjective
Word Origin for syringomyelia
C19: syringo-, from Greek: syrinx + -myelia from Greek muelos marrow
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Medicine definitions for syringomyelia
[ sə-rĭng′gō-mī-ē′lē-ə ]
A chronic disease of the spinal cord characterized by the presence of fluid-filled cavities and leading to spasticity and sensory disturbances.hydrosyringomyelia Morvan's disease
Related formssy•rin′go•my•el′ic (-ĕl′ĭk) adj.
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