Translation of spine in Spanish:

spine

Pronunciation: /spaɪn/

n

  • 1 1.1 [Anat] columna (f) (vertebral), espina (f) dorsal to send a chill up o shivers down sb's spine producirle* escalofríos a algn the very idea sends shivers down my spine me dan escalofríos or (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] chuchos de frío de solo pensarlo a shiver ran down my spine un escalofrío me recorrió la espalda
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (of book) lomo (m)
    More example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (on animal) púa (f); (on plant) espina (f)
    More example sentences
    • 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.

More definitions of spine

Definition of spine in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.