- of, relating to, or belonging to a spine or thornlike structure, especially to the backbone.
- Medicine/Medical. a spinal anesthetic.
Origin of spinal
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Examples from the Web for spinal
Ricky was very influenced by This Is Spinal Tap, and I was always a fan of Woody Allen movies.Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’
November 22, 2014
In an interview with CIR, he admitted to making scores of copies of surgical screws for Spinal Solutions.
One Spinal Solutions sales representative said he suspected Williams was using perks to woo surgeons.
But the FDA allowed Spinal Solutions to continue selling its products while the company tried to shape up, court filings show.
The company had repossessed some of its screws after one U.S. distributor, Spinal Solutions LLC, stopped paying its bills.
He said that all such disturbances are acted upon in the spinal cord.Understanding the Scriptures
Balta said, and Murray felt the muzzle of the neuro-pistol on his spinal column.The Martian Cabal
Roman Frederick Starzl
"Spinal meningitis," they said laconically, and they were taking him down to the hospital.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
The spinal distortion is one of the ordinary consequences of lacing.The Arena
He also got tired of waiting and suggested it might be some spinal trouble.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
- of or relating to the spine or the spinal cord
- denoting a laboratory animal in which the spinal cord has been severeda spinal rat
- short for spinal anaesthesia
Word Origin and History for spinal
1570s, from Late Latin spinalis, from spina (see spine).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to or situated near the spinal column or spinal cord.
- Relating to any spine or spinous process.
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