spina bifida cystica spina bifida cys·ti·ca (sĭs’tĭ-kə)
Spina bifida with protrusion of the meninges or spinal cord.
- Spina bifida manifesta
spina bifida manifesta spina bifida man·i·fes·ta (mān’ə-fěs’tə) n. Spina bifida in which the vertebral defect is apparent and may be associated with a meningeal or spinal cord anomaly. Also called spina bifida aperta.
- Spina bifida occulta
spina bifida occulta spina bifida oc·cul·ta (ə-kŭl’tə) n. Spina bifida with no protrusion of the meninges or spinal cord. Also called cryptomerorrhachischis.
adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of spinach; belonging to the amaranth family of plants.
noun 1. a plant, Spinacia oleracea, cultivated for its edible, crinkly or flat leaves. 2. the leaves. noun 1. a chenopodiaceous annual plant, Spinacia oleracea, cultivated for its dark green edible leaves 2. the leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable spill the beans