incomplete caudal neuropore closure as a child of "abnormal caudal neuropore morphology [MP:0012544]"
DEF: incomplete joining together of the neural folds of the caudal opening of the neural tube; failure of caudal neuropore closure results in spina bifida the severity of which depends on how much of the spinal cord remains exposed
SYN: incomplete posterior neuropore closure
SYN: incomplete caudal neural tube closure
SYN: incomplete posterior neural tube closure
SYN: open caudal neuropore
SYN: open posterior neuropore
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