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Definition of Meningomyelocele

Meningomyelocele: Protrusion of the membranes that cover the spine but some of the spinal cord itself through a defect in the bony encasement of the vertebral column. The bony defect is spina bifida.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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