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Meaning of SPINE

Pronunciation:  spIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
  2. [n]  the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
  3. [n]  a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf
  4. [n]  any pointed projection

SPINE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: back, backbone, pricker, prickle, rachis, spinal column, spur, sticker, thorn, vertebral column
 See Also: aculeus, appendage, axial skeleton, canalis vertebralis, chine, coccyx, intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk, notochord, outgrowth, process, projection, quill, ray, skeletal structure, spinal canal, tail bone, vertebra, vertebral canal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Spine\, n. [L. spina thorn, the spine; akin to spica a
point: cf. OF. espine, F. ['e]pine. Cf. {Spike}, {Spinet} a
musical instrument, {Spinny}.]
1. (Bot.) A sharp appendage to any of a plant; a thorn.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A rigid and sharp projection upon any part of an
   (b) One of the rigid and undivided fin rays of a fish.

3. (Anat.) The backbone, or spinal column, of an animal; --
   so called from the projecting processes upon the

4. Anything resembling the spine or backbone; a ridge.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a column in the body consisting of 33 vertebrae.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about yours or someone else's spine, represents your support system and responsibilities. You need to keep your head high even in difficult times.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A stiff, sharp-pointed structure, formed by modification of a plant organ, e.g. a lateral branch or a stipule.
  2. The spine is the vertebral column: there are 7 cervical (neck) vertebrae, 12 thoracic (upper back) vertebrae, 5 lumbar (lower back) vertebrae, the sacrum (located at the rear of the pelvis), and the coccyx (the tailbone).