- Cervical nerve roots exit the cervical spine through the intervertebral foramina between the vertebrae.
- Below the lumbar spine is the sacrum, which is actually five vertebrae fused into one bone.
- It can result in spina bifida, where the bones of the spine do not completely enclose the spinal cord.
- All but full forward Noel Costelloe in the central spine of the team were switched from their starting positions.
- He chose to leave wingers Derek Townsley and Kevin Twaddle on the bench in an attempt to strengthen the spine of the side, and it proved a fine piece of judgment.
- He has featured in the spine of any Aberdeen sides reaching out towards respectability in the past seven years.
- And there are men and women of spine in the private media in Zimbabwe who are determined to continue doing their job despite all the risks.
- Sabu's youthful charm and popularity encouraged Alex to build his future Empire films with a more careful regard for character and a stronger dramatic spine.
- In another case, also featuring a desperate mother and a child who'd gone bad, Judge Hatchett lectured the mother to get some spine.
- Most packages contain two tapes within a box about the size of a book, arranged on bookstore shelves with the spine displaying the author and title.
- Yet its opulent, mouldering furnishings appear intact, its books look down from the shelves, their spines unspoiled but their pages crumbled by termites.
- She'd run her fingers gently over the book spines and read the titles he kept on the shelf above his writing desk.
- The dorsal and pectoral fins have hard spines whereas the other rays are soft like the anal and caudal fins.
- Bream have a needle sharp set of spines running through the dorsal fin similar to bass.
- The fins have strong leading rays, which form a row of sharp spines along the dorsal fin.
- There were two parts to the deal - a 3 percent pay increase and a second tranche that would introduce a new pay spine to allow many staff to get to a higher pay level more quickly.
- The new salary introduces two forms of performance related pay: the revamped merit award scheme and the basic pay spine.
- They say academic staff will get at least 6.5% by August 2004, with a further 1.2% on average where universities and colleges can introduce the new pay spine by that date.
- From north and south, swamps or dense jungle rose toward a volcanic spine that was thought for decades to be too wild to support human life.
- It's an area of tundra and lakes with the volcanic spine of the Alaskan peninsula visible in the distance.
- East of Eagle Harbor, Brockway Mountain Drive climbs the Keweenaw's volcanic spine.
- [in combination]: broken-spined paperbacksMore example sentences
- These small fish are deep bodied with a long spined dorsal fin.
- Nothing worth jumping for joy in the first three, but there in Philosophy were a couple of grey spined illegibly titled books.
- The wasp then digs a burrow nearby using her strongly spined forelegs alternately.
Late Middle English: shortening of Old French espine, or from Latin spina 'thorn, prickle, backbone'.
Spine is from Latin spina ‘thorn, prickle, backbone’. The word has been used to denote the back of a book from the 1920s. Spinney (late 16th century) is a shortening of Old French espinei, from an alteration of Latin spinetum ‘thicket’, from spina.
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