cranioschisis


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cranium

 [kra´ne-um] (pl. cra´nia) (L.)
the large round superior part of the skull, enclosing the brain and made up of the cranial bones.
cranium bi´fidum incomplete formation of the skull, with defective formation of the brain and often an encephalocele or meningocele. Called also cranioschisis.
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cra·ni·os·chi·sis

(krā'nē-os'ki-sis),
Congenital malformation in which there is incomplete closure of the cranium. Usually accompanied by grossly defective development of the brain.
[cranio- + G. schisis, a cleavage]
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cra·ni·os·chi·sis

(krā'nē-os'ki-sis)
Congenital malformation in which there is incomplete closure of the cranium. Usually accompanied by grossly defective development of the brain.
[cranio- + G. schisis, a cleavage]
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