dysraphia

dysraphism

 [dis-rāf´iz'm]
incomplete closure of a raphe; defective fusion, particularly of the neural tube; see also neural tube defect.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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