HyperDic: spinal_column

English > 1 sense of the expression spinal column:
NOUNbodyspinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachisthe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
English > spinal column: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord.
Synonymsvertebral column, spine, 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

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