thoracogastroschisis

noun
tho·​ra·​co·​gas·​tros·​chi·​sis | \ ˌthō-rə-ˌkō-gas-ˈträs-kə-səs How to pronounce thoracogastroschisis (audio) \
plural thoracogastroschises\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce thoracogastroschises (audio) \ or thoracogastroschisises

Medical Definition of thoracogastroschisis

: a congenital developmental defect in which the body wall fails to close properly along the midline of the front of the thorax and abdomen allowing protrusion of the viscera

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“Thoracogastroschisis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thoracogastroschisis. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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