Spine

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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 Announces Expansion of U.S. Hospital Network Through Agreement With MedAssets
    Aurora Spine Corporation announced it has entered into a national contract with MedAssets. MedAssets is one of the nation's largest third-party providers of supply chain management and outsourced procurement ... Read more on this news related to 'Spine'
  • Laser Spine Institute Announces Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Dr. William Reed to Join St. Louis Center
    Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, is proud to welcome native St. Louisan orthopaedic spine surgeon William O. Reed, Jr., M.D. to its St. Louis location. Read more on this news related to 'Spine'
  • Laser Spine Institute‚Äôs Dotty Bollinger Achieves Board Certification in Medical Practice Management
    Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, is proud to announce that Dotty Bollinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, has earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive from the American College of Medical Practice Executives . Read more on this news related to 'Spine'

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