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Arnold-Chiari malformation

noun [U]     /ˌɑː.nəld.kiːˈɑːri mæl.fɔːˌmeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˈɑr.nəld.kiˈɑr.i ˌmæl.fɔrˌmeɪ.ʃən/ (also Chiari malformation, cerebellomedullary malformation syndrome) specialized
a physical problem present from birth in which part of the brain is pushed through the opening for the spinal cord at the base of the skull , blocking the flow of fluid into the brain and spinal cord Disorders of muscles and the nervous system
(Definition of Arnold-Chiari malformation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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