myeloschisis


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my·e·los·chi·sis

(mī'ĕ-los'ki-sis),
Cleft spinal cord resulting from failure of the neural folds to close normally in the formation of the neural tube; inevitably spina bifida is a sequel.
[myelo- + G. schisis, a cleaving]
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(a) Myeloschisis which represents the most severe form of open spina bifida.