somatoschisis

somatoschisis

 [so″mah-tos´kĭ-sis]
splitting of the bodies of the vertebrae.
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somatoschisis

(sō″mă-tŏs′kĭ-sĭs) [″ + schistos, a splitting]
A deformed fetus with a cleft in the trunk.
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