meningocele

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meningocele a congenital anomaly of the central nervous system in which a sac protruding from the brain or the spinal meninges contains cerebrospinal fluid (but no nerve tissue)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meningocele In pathology, hernia of the meninges or cranial membranes; cerebral hernia confined to the membranes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Meningocele hernia of those membranes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. meninx, meningos, a membrane.

Usage

In literature:

If placed over one of the fontanelles, a naevus may derive pulsation from the brain, and so simulate a meningocele.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
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