Definition of meningocele in English:

meningocele

noun

Medicine
  • A protrusion of the meninges through a gap in the spine due to a congenital defect.

    • ‘A precautionary magnetic resonance scan showed a meningocele, Arnold-Chiari malformation, gross hydrocephalus, and a normal fourth ventricle.’
    • ‘The differential diagnoses for tailgut cysts include teratoma, dermoid cyst, duplication cyst (enterogenous cyst), anal gland cyst, and anterior sacral meningocele.’
    • ‘Most children with meningocele develop normally.’

Pronunciation:

meningocele

/mɪˈnɪŋɡə(ʊ)siːl/