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Related to spinal dysraphism: Meleney ulcer
a general term used to describe a collection of congenital abnormalities that include defects in the vertebrae, and spinal cord or nerve roots.
spi·nal dys·raph·ism(spī'năl dis-rāf'izm)
A general term used to describe a collection of congenital abnormalities that include defects in the vertebrae and underlying spine or nerve roots.
incomplete closure of a raphe, e.g. of the neural tube. The defect may be complete or partial.
an inherited defect in Weimaraner dogs and reported in many other breeds. From an early age, affected puppies show varying degrees of 'bunny hopping', symmetrical and simultaneous use of the back legs, often overextending them before stepping forward. More severe defects have associated musculoskeletal abnormalities and may be a cause of perinatal death.
congenital split of the sternum; may be associated with peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia.