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Meaning of SPINAL COLUMN

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
 
 Synonyms: back, backbone, rachis, spine, vertebral column
 
 See Also: axial skeleton, canalis vertebralis, chine, coccyx, intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk, notochord, skeletal structure, spinal canal, tail bone, vertebra, vertebral canal

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The skeletal structure composed of the vertebrae that encloses the spinal cord.
 

 

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