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Noun: spina bifida  ,spI-nu'bi-fi-du
  1. A not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed; unless several vertebrae are affected or there is myelomeningocele there are few symptoms; can be diagnosed by amniocentesis
    - rachischisis, schistorrhachis

Type of: birth defect, congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder

Encyclopedia: Spina bifida