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Rachis

noun
(pl. E. rachises, L. rachides)  (Written also rhachis)
1.
Axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence.
2.
The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord.  Synonyms: back, backbone, spinal column, spine, vertebral column.






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"Rachis" Quotes from Famous Books



... backbone, spinal column, rachis, chine. Associated Words: Vertebrata, Invertebrata, vertebra, vertebrate, cyrtosis, chiropractic, chiropractor, spondyle, coccyx, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming



Words linked to "Rachis" :   skeletal structure, chine, tail bone, canalis vertebralis, notochord, spinal canal, vertebral column, vertebra, intervertebral disk, coccyx, intervertebral disc, back, axis, vertebral canal, spine, axial skeleton



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