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Arnold-Chiari malformationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌɑː.nəld.kiːˈɑːri mæl.fɔːˌmeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˈɑːr.nəld.kiˈɑːr.i ˌmæl.fɔːrˌmeɪ.ʃən/ (also Chiari malformation, cerebellomedullary malformation syndrome) specialized
a ​physicalproblempresent from ​birth in which ​part of the ​brain is ​pushed through the ​opening for the ​spinalcord at the ​base of the ​skull, ​blocking the ​flow of ​fluid into the ​brain and ​spinalcord
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