schistosomus

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schistosomus

a fetus with a cleft abdomen.

schistosomus reflexus
the lateral edges of the somatic disk in the developing embryo curve upwards instead of downwards. The viscera float free in the amnion, the head and tail are curved up towards each other. The fetus creates a dystocia with the free-floating viscera, or the four limbs and the head all together, presenting in the cervical canal.