any of a group of congenital abnormalities involving the brain and spinal cord, including spina bifida and meningocele, caused by failure of the neural tube to close properly during embryonic development.
- Neuraminic acid
neuraminic acid neu·ra·min·ic acid (nur’ə-mĭn’ĭk, nyur’-) n. An aldol condensation product of mannosamine and pyruvic acid and the parent acid of sialic acids.
/ˌnjʊərəˈmɪnɪdeɪz/ noun 1. any of various enzymes, found esp in viruses, that catalyse the breakdown of glucosides containing neuraminic acid, an amino sugar neuraminidase neu·ra·min·i·dase (nur’ə-mĭn’ĭ-dās’, -dāz’, nyur’-) n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of terminal acylneuraminic residues from oligosaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids. It is present as a surface antigen in myxoviruses. Also called […]
neuranagenesis neu·ran·a·gen·e·sis (nur’ān-ə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs, nyur’-) n. Regeneration of a nerve.
neurapophysis neu·ra·poph·y·sis (nur’ə-pŏf’ĭ-sĭs, nyur’-) n. See lamina of vertebral arch.