syringomyelia

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

Definition of syringomyelia 

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

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syringomyelic \ sə-​ˌriŋ-​gō-​mī-​ˈe-​lik \ adjective

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Then there’s syringomyelia, a neurological condition that occurs when the dogs’ brains are actually too large for their skulls. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "The Evolution of Petface," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of syringomyelia

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for syringomyelia

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

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The first known use of syringomyelia was in 1880

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syringomyelia

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

Medical Definition of syringomyelia 

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

Other Words from syringomyelia

syringomyelic \ -​ˈel-​ik \ adjective

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