myeloschisis


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Related to myeloschisis: myelomeningocele, rachischisis, anencephaly, spina bifida

my·e·los·chi·sis

(mī'ĕ-los'ki-sis),
Cleft spinal cord resulting from failure of the neural folds to close normally in the formation of the neural tube; inevitably spina bifida is a sequel.
[myelo- + G. schisis, a cleaving]

myeloschisis

/my·elos·chi·sis/ (mi″ĕ-los´kĭ-sis) a developmental anomaly characterized by a cleft spinal cord.

myeloschisis

[mī′əlos′kəsis]
Etymology: Gk, myelos + schisis, cleft
a developmental defect characterized by a cleft spinal cord that results from the failure of the neural plate to fuse and form a complete neural tube. See also myelomeningocele, neural tube defect, neural tube formation, rachischisis, spina bifida.

myeloschisis

a cleft neural tube and an incompletely closed spinal cord.
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