syringomyelocele

[ sə-rĭng′gō-mīə-lə-sēl′ ]

n.

A form of spina bifida in which the fluid of the syrinx in the spinal cord is increased, expanding the cord tissue into a thin-walled sac that in turn expands through the vertebral defect.

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