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American English: /spaɪn/
British English: /spʌɪn/

Translation of spine in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (Anatomy) to send a chill up o shivers down somebody's spine
    producirle escalofríos a alguien
    the very idea sends shivers down my spine
    me dan escalofríos de solo pensarlo
    me dan chuchos de frío de solo pensarlo (River Plate area) [colloquial]
    a shiver ran down my spine
    un escalofrío me recorrió la espalda
    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)
    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)
    (on plant) espina (feminine)
    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.

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