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stalk

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1. the main stem of a herbaceous plant
2. any of various subsidiary plant stems, such as a leafstalk (petiole) or flower stalk (peduncle)
3. a slender supporting structure in animals such as crinoids and certain protozoans, coelenterates, and barnacles

stalk

2
the act of stalking

cauliculus, caulicole

Any one of the ornamental stalks rising between the leaves of a Corinthian or Composite capital, from which the volutes spring.
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Our case was prenatally initially suspected to be a body stalk anomaly because of the associated anomalies: kyphoscoliosis and pulmonary hypoplasia.
RESULT: The case under discussion comes under body stalk anomaly presenting as set of disruptive malformations with the failure of closure of the ventral wall, characterized by a severe body-wall defect, evisceration of the thoracic organs into abdomen, abdominal organs into an amnio-peritoneal sac, malrotation of gut, an absent umbilical cord and kyphoscoliosis, but with no other associated anomalies.
Key words: Blastogenesis; Embrionary development; Limb body wall complex; OEIS complex; Body stalk anomaly.