Definition of spinal canal in English:

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spinal canal

Pronunciation: /ˈspīnl kəˈnal/


A cavity that runs successively through each of the vertebrae and contains the spinal cord.
Example sentences
  • He subsequently developed plasmacytomas of his thoracic spinal canal, right orbit, and frontal sinuses.
  • As the lumbar spinal canal shrinks, the nerves that go through it are squeezed.
  • Doctors surgically tuck exposed nerves and spinal cord back inside the spinal canal and cover them with muscle and skin.

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Syllabification: spi·nal ca·nal

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