a malformed fetus with a protrusion of the brain through a frontal fissure.
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proencephalus(prō″ĕn-sĕf′ă-lŭs) [Gr. pro, before, + enkephalos, brain]
A deformed fetus in which the brain protrudes through a fissure in the frontal area of the skull.
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