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A dorsal tubular structure in the vertebrate embryo that is formed by longitudinal folding of the neural plate and that differentiates into the brain and spinal cord.
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(Anatomy) the structure in mammalian embryos that develops into the brain and spinal cord. Incomplete development results in neural-tube defects, such as spina bifida, in a newborn baby
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a tube formed in the early embryo by the closure of ectodermal tissue and later developing into the spinal cord and brain.
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Embryonic tissue that gives rise to the brain and spinal cord.
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