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English definition of “spina bifida”

spina bifida

noun [U]     /ˌspaɪ.nəˈbɪf.ɪ.də/
a serious condition in which part of the spine is not correctly developed at birth, leaving the nerves in the back without any protectionProblems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
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