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[muh-ning-guh-seel] /məˈnɪŋ gəˌsil/

noun, Pathology.
a protrusion of the through an opening in the skull or spinal column, forming a bulge or sac filled with cerebrospinal fluid.
(pathol) protrusion of the meninges through the skull or backbone

meningocele me·nin·go·cele (mə-nĭng’gə-sēl’)
Protrusion of the meninges of the brain or spinal cord through a defect in the skull or spinal column forming a cyst filled with cerebrospinal fluid.


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