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Meaning of spina bifida

spi'na bif'i•da

Pronunciation: (bif'i-du), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. a congenital neural tube defect in which part of the meninges or spinal cord protrudes through the spinal column, often resulting in neurological impairment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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