neural tube defect
any of a group of congenital abnormalities involving the brain and spinal cord, including spina bifida and meningocele, caused by failure of the neural tube to close properly during embryonic development.
Words nearby neural tube defect
Origin of neural tube defect
First recorded in 1885–90
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