rachischisismedical dictionary

1. Embryologic failure of fusion of vertebral arches and neural tube with consequent exposure of neural tissue at surface; spina bifida cystica with myelocele or myeloschisis.

2. Spinal dysraphism.

Origin: G. Rhachis, spine, + schisis, division

(05 Mar 2000)

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