A chronic disease of the spinal cord characterized by the presence of fluid-filled cavities and leading to spasticity and sensory disturbances.
[New Latin sȳringomyelia : Greek sūrinx, sūring-, spinal cavity + Greek muelos, marrow (from mūs, mouse, muscle; see mūs- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
sy·rin′go·my·elic (-ĕlĭk) adj.
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