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Meaning of OMPHALOCELE

Pronunciation:  'âmfulow`sl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  protrusion of the intestine and omentum through a hernia in the abdominal wall near the navel; usually self correcting after birth
 

OMPHALOCELE is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: umbilical hernia
 
 See Also: hernia, herniation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Om"pha*lo*cele`\, n. [Gr. ? the navel + ? a tumor:
cf.F. omphaloc['e]le.] (Med.)
A hernia at the navel.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Omphalocele is found at birth and due to the incomplete closure of the anterior abdominal wall. The abdominal contents, stomach, liver, spleen and intestine is seen within a sac. The presence of the sac distinguishes this condition from gastroschisis in which there is no sac.
 

 

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