Simple Definition of spina bifida
medical : a condition in which a person's spine does not develop completely before birth and does not completely cover the spinal cord
Full Definition of spina bifida
: a congenital cleft of the spinal column with hernial protrusion of the meninges and sometimes the spinal cord
Origin of spina bifida
New Latin, literally, spine split in two
First Known Use: 1720
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