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Spine Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
  • the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
  • a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf
  • any pointed projection

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back" ,
  • any sharply pointed projection ,
  • a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf ,
  • the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved; "the title and author were printed on the spine of the book" ,
  • a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin

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Spine Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The vertebral column is the scientific, anatomical word for the spine or backbone. It is a column of vertebrae in the back part of the torso (upper body). There is a canal that runs through the length of the backbone. Inside this canal is the spinal cord. Animals, including humans, that have a vertebral column are called vertebrates, and animals that don't have one are called invertebrates.

The vertebral column is divided by doctors into 5 sections called regions. These 5 regions from top to bottom are:



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  • Aurora Spine Corporation : AURORA SPINE RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA MEDICAL DEVICE LICENSE FOR ZIP(TM) MIS INTERSPINOUS ...
    CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Aurora Spine Corporation (TSXV:ASG) announced today that it has received the Health Canada Medical Device License for its ZIP(TM) Interspinous Fusion System. Aurora Spine's ZIP MIS ... Read more on this news related to 'Spine'
  • Laser Spine Institute Breaks Ground on New Corporate Headquarters and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Tampa
    Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, broke ground today on the company’s new headquarters and ambulatory surgery center. The new facility will support both national and local expansion efforts, as Laser Spine Institute continues to increase access to minimally invasive spine care options for individuals suffering from debilitati Read more on this news related to 'Spine'
  • Aurora Spine Corporation: AURORA SPINE TO PARTICIPATE IN DWG TRADE SHOW CONFERENCE
    CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Aurora Spine Corporation announced today that it will be participating at the 2014 DWG (Deutscher Wirbelsaulenkongress) Trade Show Conference from Thursday, December 11th to Saturday, ... Read more on this news related to 'Spine'

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