meningocele

noun
me·​nin·​go·​cele
variants: also meningocoele \ me-​ˈniŋ-​gə-​ˌsēl How to pronounce meningocele (audio) , mə-​ˈnin-​jə-​ How to pronounce meningocele (audio) \

Medical Definition of meningocele

: a protrusion of meninges through a defect in the skull or spinal column (as in spina bifida) forming a cyst filled with cerebrospinal fluid

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“Meningocele.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/meningocele. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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