spine

  • 1 Spine — or Spinal may refer to:Medicine*Vertebral column, commonly known as the backbone **Spinal anaesthesia, a type of regional anaesthetic **Lumbar puncture, a colloquial term for which is a spinal tap ** Spine (journal), a bi weekly peer reviewed… …

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  • 2 spine — spine, backbone, back, vertebrae, chine designate the articulated column of bones which is the central and axial feature of the skeleton of human beings and other vertebrate animals. Spine, backbone, back, and vertebrae can be used without… …

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  • 3 Spine — Spine, n. [L. spina thorn, the spine; akin to spica a point: cf. OF. espine, F. [ e]pine. Cf. {Spike}, {Spinet} a musical instrument, {Spinny}.] 1. (Bot.) A sharp appendage to any of a plant; a thorn. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rigid and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 spine — [ spaın ] noun ** 1. ) count the row of bones down the middle of your back: BACKBONE, SPINAL COLUMN 2. ) count the edge of a book where all the pages are attached 3. ) count a sharp point on a plant or animal 4. ) uncount INFORMAL courage:… …

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  • 5 spine — sharp hard bony structures on the skeleton or skin, e.g. preopercular spines. Both serve as predator deterrents a usually stiff, sharp, dermal rod which supports and or arms the fin; spinous ray. Lacks segments and is not laterally paired as are… …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 6 spine — [spaın] n ↑backbone, ↑breastbone, ↑collarbone, ↑kneecap, ↑pelvis, ↑skull, ↑spine, ↑rib [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: spina] 1.) the row of bones down the centre of your b …

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  • 7 spine — c.1400, backbone, later thornlike part (early 15c.), from O.Fr. espine (Fr. épine), from L. spina backbone, originally thorn, prickle, from PIE *spei sharp point (Cf. L. spica ear of corn, O.N. spikr nail; see SPIKE (Cf …

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  • 8 Spine — In hand made lace, points decorating the cordonnet …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 9 spine — [n] backbone back, bone, chine, rachis, ridge, spinal column, vertebrae, vertebral column; concepts 393,420 …

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  • 10 spine — ► NOUN 1) a series of vertebrae extending from the skull to the small of the back, enclosing the spinal cord and providing support for the thorax and abdomen; the backbone. 2) a central feature or main source of strength. 3) the part of a book… …

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  • 11 spine — [spīn] n. [ME < OFr espine < L spina, thorn, prickle, backbone: see SPIKE1] 1. any of the stiff, sharp pointed, superficial emergences on a plant, as on a rose, thistle, or cactus 2. a) a sharp process of bone b) any of the sharp, stiff… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 spine — ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Carapace, spines, based on Munida. [Baba, 2005] ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Anterior part of carapace, including ocular peduncles, based on Munidopsis. [Baba, 2005] A cuticular outgrowth without a recognizable basal articulation [Ingle,… …

    Crustacea glossary

  • 13 spine — noun 1 backbone ADJECTIVE ▪ fractured ▪ cervical, lumbar VERB + SPINE ▪ bend, curve ▪ straighten …

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  • 14 spine — al·be·spine; spine; spine·less; spine·less·ly; spine·less·ness; spine·let; …

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  • 15 Spine — 1) The column of bone known as the vertebral column, which surrounds and protects the spinal cord. The spine can be categorized according to level of the body: i.e., cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper and middle back), and lumbar spine… …

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  • 16 spine */*/ — UK [spaɪn] / US noun Word forms spine : singular spine plural spines 1) [countable] medical the row of bones down or along the middle of a human s or animal s back 2) [countable] the edge of a book where all the pages are fixed together 3)… …

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  • 17 spine — [[t]spa͟ɪn[/t]] spines 1) N COUNT Your spine is the row of bones down your back. 2) N COUNT The spine of a book is the narrow stiff part which the pages and covers are attached to. 3) N COUNT Spines are also long, sharp points on an animal s body …

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  • 18 spine — noun 1) he injured his spine Syn: backbone, spinal column, vertebral column; back; technical rachis 2) the spine of his philosophy Syn: core, center, cornerstone, foundation, basis 3) …

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  • 19 spine — n. 1 a series of vertebrae extending from the skull to the small of the back, enclosing the spinal cord and providing support for the thorax and abdomen; the backbone. 2 Zool. & Bot. any hard pointed process or structure. 3 a sharp ridge or… …

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  • 20 Spine — Dendrit mit Dornen Ein dendritischer Dornfortsatz (engl. spine) ist eine knopf oder pilzförmige Ausstülpung auf Dendriten von Nervenzellen. Dornfortsätze sind in der Regel 0,2 bis 2 Millionstel Millimeter lang. In den meisten Fällen befindet sich …

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