neural tube defect

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a congenital defect such as spina bifida which occurs when the edges of the neural tube do not close up properly during development

Food

  • noun a congenital disorder of the spine, the risk of which is lessened if the mother takes folic acid supplements before conception

Medical

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