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    schistorrhachis

    schistorrhachis - Dictionary definition and meaning for word schistorrhachis

    Definition
    (noun) a not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed; unless several vertebrae are affected or there is myelomeningocele there are few symptoms; can be diagnosed by amniocentesis
    Synonyms : rachischisis , spina bifida
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