dysraphia

dysraphism

 [dis-rāf´iz'm]
incomplete closure of a raphe; defective fusion, particularly of the neural tube; see also neural tube defect.

dys·ra·phism

, dysraphia (dis'ră-fizm, dis-raf'ē-ă),
Defective fusion, especially of the neural folds, resulting in status dysraphicus or neural tube defect.
[dys- + G. rhaphē, suture]

dysraphia

[disrā′fē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, dys + raphe, seam
failure of a raphe (an atomic seam) to fuse completely, as in incomplete closure of the neural tube. Also called status dysraphicus.

dys·ra·phism

, dysraphia (dis'ră-fizm, -raf'ē-ă)
Defective fusion, especially of the neural folds, resulting in status dysraphicus or neural tube defect.
[dys- + G. rhaphē, suture]
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