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Related to hemivertebra: spina bifida occulta
marked deviation from normal. adj., adj anom´alous.
Axenfeld's anomaly a developmental anomaly characterized by a circular opacity of the posterior peripheral cornea, and caused by an irregularly thickened, axially displaced Schwalbe's ring.
congenital anomaly (developmental anomaly) absence, deformity, or excess of body parts as the result of faulty development of the embryo.
Ebstein's anomaly see ebstein's anomaly.
May-Hegglin anomaly a rare dominantly inherited disorder of blood cell morphology, characterized by RNA-containing cytoplasmic inclusions (similar to Döhle bodies) in granulocytes, by large, poorly granulated platelets, and by thrombocytopenia.
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A congenital defect of the vertebral column in which one side of a vertebra fails to develop completely due to failure of the chondrification center to form on this side. This produces scoliosis (lateral curvature of the vertebral column).
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hemivertebraOrthopedics A congenital vertebral body defect arising from a simple–ie, nondysplastic, nonmetabolic embryonal defect, in which the anterior half of a vertebral body is absent and adjacent vertebrae expand to fill the void, accompanied by preservation of interspaces. See Vertebra. Cf Butterfly vertebra.
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hem·i·ver·te·bra, pl. hemivertebrae (hem'ē-vĕr'tĕ-bră, -brē)
A congenital defect of a vertebra in which one side of a vertebra fails to develop completely.
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