Translation of spine in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /spaɪn/


  • 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
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    • 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)
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    • 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)
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    • 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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