Definition of Schistorrhachis
1. Noun. A not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed; unless several vertebrae are affected or there is myelomeningocele there are few symptoms; can be diagnosed by amniocentesis.
Generic synonyms: Birth Defect, Congenital Abnormality, Congenital Anomaly, Congenital Defect, Congenital Disorder
Medical Definition of Schistorrhachis
1. Synonym: spina bifida. Origin: schisto-+ G. Rhachis, spine (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Schistorrhachis
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1. A Complete pronouncing medical dictionary by Joseph Thomas (1885)
"See schistorrhachis. Spi'na Ven-to'sa.* A disease in which mat 1er is formed in a bone, expands its walls, :iri'i makes its way outward, ..."
2. Lippincott's Pocket Medical Dictionary: Including the Pronunciation and by Ryland W. Greene (1897)
"See schistorrhachis. Clo'ver's apparatus. Apparatus for administering ether or chloroform. ..."