Definition of spinal tap in English:

spinal tap

Syllabification: spi·nal tap

noun

North American
  • another term for lumbar puncture.
    More example sentences
    • The gaps between the arches of adjacent lumbar vertebrae, when the spine is flexed, allow the insertion of a needle for sampling cerebrospinal fluid in a spinal tap or lumbar puncture.
    • Headaches resulting from a spinal tap - also known as a lumbar puncture - are often accompanied by stiffness in the neck, ringing in the ears, sensitivity to light, nausea, and hearing impairment.
    • A lumbar puncture is also called a spinal tap.

More definitions of spinal tap

Definition of spinal tap in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space