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  Definition of spine
  1. 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. the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
  3. a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf
  4. any pointed projection
Similar Words: spinal column, vertebral column, backbone, back, rachis, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spur

 

Hyponyms: ray, quill, notochord, chine, glochidium, glochid

 

Part Meronyms: axial skeleton

 

Derivational Morphology: stick, prickle, prick, spur

 

Anagrams: snipe

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: kičma   Chinese: 脊椎  
Danish: rygsøjle   Dutch: ruggengraat  
Finnish: selkäranka   French: colonne vertébrale  
German: Rückgrat   Japanese: 脊椎  
Latvian: mugurkauls   Macedonian: 'рбет  
Polish: kręgosłup   Russian: позвоночник  
Swedish: ryggrad  
 
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