definition of podencephalus by Medical dictionary



a deformed fetus without a cranium, the brain hanging by a pedicle.

Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


(pŏd″ĕn-sĕf′ă-lŭs) [″ + enkephalos, brain]

A deformed fetus in whom most of the brain is outside the skull and is attached by a thin pedicle.

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