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Arnold-Chiari malformationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌɑː.nəld.kiːˈɑːri mæl.fɔːˌmeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌɑːr.nəld.kiˈɑːr.i mæl.fɔːrˌmeɪ.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
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