Definition of "bifida" []

  • A congenital condition in which the meninges of the spinal cord protrude through a gap in the backbone, sometimes causing enlargement of the skull (due to accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid) and paralysis (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bifida" in a sentence
  • "Spina bifida is a birth defect in which the developing spinal cord (neural tube) and vertebrae do not close completely."
  • "But folic acid hasn't prevented all neural-tube defects, which include anencephaly, a fatal brain defect, and spina bifida, which is an opening in the spinal column that can cause partial paralysis of the legs as well as urinary and bowel problems."
  • "And our joint work most recently discovered the important role of folic acid in dealing with a health condition called spina bifida, which is a profound problem for some children in the United States which I think is very important."
  • "And about a month or so before the baby was due, the baby arrived and had a very severe case of spina bifida, which is a problem with the spinal cord."