HyperDic: rachis

English > 2 senses of the word rachis:
NOUNplantrachisaxis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence
bodyrachis, spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, backthe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
English > rachis: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningAxis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence.
BroaderaxisThe main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged
Spanishraquis
English > rachis: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningThe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord.
Synonymsspinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back
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

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