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