celosomia

celosomia

 [se″lo-so´me-ah]
congenital fissure or absence of the sternum, with hernial protrusion of the viscera; see also thoracoceloschisis. Called also coelosomy.
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ce·lo·so·mi·a

(sē'lō-sō'mē-ă),
Congenital protrusion of the abdominal or thoracic viscera, usually with a defect of the sternum and ribs as well as of the abdominal walls.
Synonym(s): kelosomia
[G. kēlē, hernia, + sōma, body]
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