Definition of myelomeningocele in English:

myelomeningocele

(also myelomeningocoele)

Pronunciation /ˌmʌɪələ(ʊ)mɪˈnɪŋɡə(ʊ)siːl/

noun

Medicine
  • Spina bifida in which the tissue of the spinal cord and its surrounding membranes (the meninges) protrudes through the cleft in the spine, forming a rounded swelling of the skin usually slightly above the base of the spine; the tissue so protruding.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Albert Buck (1842–1922). From myelo- + meningocele.