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Condition in which the cranium is defective with the brain exposed or extruding.
[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.