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- n. A developmental birth defect in which the neural tube fails to close completely, leading to motor and sensory deficits, chronic infections, and disturbances in bladder function.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The preferable spelling of rhachischisis.
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- n. a not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed; unless several vertebrae are affected or there is myelomeningocele there are few symptoms; can be diagnosed by amniocentesis
Ancient Greek, spine + split. (Wiktionary)