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Meaning of RACHIS

Pronunciation:  'reykis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
  2. [n]  axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence

RACHIS is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: back, backbone, spinal column, spine, vertebral column
 See Also: axial skeleton, axis, canalis vertebralis, chine, coccyx, intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk, notochord, skeletal structure, spinal canal, tail bone, vertebra, vertebral canal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ra"chis\, n.; pl. E. {Rachises}, L. {Rachides}. [NL.,
fr. Gr. ? ?.] [Written also {rhachis}.]
1. (Anat.) The spine; the vertebral column.

2. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Same as {Rhachis}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The main stem of an inflorescence or a pinnate leaf.