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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: 'spine split in two'

spina bifida

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
spi‧na bif‧i‧da [uncountable]
MI a serious condition in which a person's spine does not develop correctly before they are born, so that their spinal cord is not protected

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