Definition of spinal column in English:

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spinal column

Pronunciation: /ˈspīnl ˈkäləm/


The spine; the backbone.
Example sentences
  • These discs are cushions of cartilage acting as shock absorbers between the bodies of the vertebrae that comprise the spinal column.
  • This is a test where a needle is placed through the lower part of the back between the backbones and into the spinal column.
  • In this condition, the spinal cord and the bones of the spinal column may fail to develop normally.

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Syllabification: spi·nal col·umn

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