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syringomyelia

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noun sy·rin·go·my·e·lia \sə-ˌriŋ-gō-mī-ˈē-lē-ə\

Definition of syringomyelia

  1. :  a chronic progressive disease of the spinal cord associated with sensory disturbances, muscle atrophy, and spasticity

syringomyelic

play \-ˈe-lik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of syringomyelia

New Latin, from Greek syring-, syrinx tube, fistula + New Latin myel- + -ia


First Known Use: 1880


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syringomyelia

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noun sy·rin·go·my·elia \sə-ˌriŋ-gō-mī-ˈē-lē-ə\

Medical Definition of syringomyelia

  1. :  a chronic progressive disease of the spinal cord associated with sensory disturbances, muscle atrophy, and spasticity

syringomyelic

\-ˈel-ik\play adjective



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