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meningoencephalocele me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·lo·cele (mə-nĭng’gō-ěn-sěf’ə-lō-sēl’)
The rrotrusion of the meninges and the brain through a congenital defect in the cranium. Also called encephalomeningocele.


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