exencephalia


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ex·en·ceph·a·ly

(eks'en-sef'ă-lē),
Condition in which the cranium is defective with the brain exposed or extruding.
Synonym(s): exencephalia
[G. ex, out, + enkephalos, brain]

exencephalia

(ĕks″ĕn-sĕf-ā′lē-ă) [″ + enkephalos, brain]
A congenital anomaly in which the brain is located outside the skull; a term for encephalocele, hydrencephalocele, and meningocele.
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