HyperDic: spine

English > 5 senses of the word spine:
NOUNbodyspine, spinal column, vertebral column, backbone, back, rachisthe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
shapespine, spur, acanthaany sharply pointed projection
plantspine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikeleta small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
artifactspine, backbonethe part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved
animalspinea sharp rigid animal process or appendage
spine > pronunciation
Soundsspay'n
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > spine: 5 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord.
Synonymsspinal column, vertebral column, backbone, back, rachis
Part ofaxial skeletonThe part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
Partscoccyx, tail boneThe end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
intervertebral disc, intervertebral diskA fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
spinal canal, vertebral canal, canalis vertebralisThe canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
vertebraOne of the bony segments of the spinal column
Narrowerchinebackbone of an animal
notochordA flexible rodlike structure that forms the supporting axis of the body in the lowest chordates and lowest vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
Broaderskeletal structureAny structure created by the skeleton of an organism
Spanishcolumna vertebral, espalda, espina dorsal, espinazo, raquis, rosario
Catalancolumna vertebral, espinada, espina dorsal, esquena, raquis, rosari
Adjectivesspinalof or relating to the spine or spinal cord
English > spine: 5 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningAny sharply pointed projection.
Synonymsspur, acantha
BroaderprojectionAny solid convex shape that juts out from something
Spanishespolón, gancho
Catalanesperó, ganxo
Adjectivesspinousshaped like a spine or thorn
English > spine: 5 senses > noun 3, plant
MeaningA small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf.
Synonymsthorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikelet
Narrowerglochidium, glochidA barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)
BroaderaculeusA stiff sharp-pointed plant process
Spanishaguijón, espina
Catalanespina
Adjectivesspinousshaped like a spine or thorn
English > spine: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved.
Example"the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"
Synonymbackbone
Part ofbook, volumephysical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
Broaderpart, portionSomething less than the whole of a human artifact
Spanishlomo
English > spine: 5 senses > noun 5, animal
MeaningA sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin.
NarrowerquillA stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog / hedgehog
rayAny of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish
Broaderprocess, outgrowth, appendageA natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
Spanishespina
Catalanespina
Adjectivesspinalof or relating to the spine or spinal cord
spinousshaped like a spine or thorn

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