Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday Medical Terminology Word Encephalocele


Encephal/ - Root

O - CV

- cele - Suffix

Encephal/  - Brain

- cele - Protrusion

Encephalocele - Protrusion of the Brain (a rare disorder categorized by a sac- like protrusion of the brain and membrane).  The bones of the skull doesn't close completel before birth.

*Factual Tip

Encephalocele affects less than 200, 000 people in the US.