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spinal canal

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  1. the tube formed by the vertebrae in which the spinal cord and its membranes are located.

Origin of spinal canal

First recorded in 1835–45
Also called vertebral canal.
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British Dictionary definitions for spinal canal

spinal canal

  1. the natural passage through the centre of the spinal column that contains the spinal cord
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spinal canal in Medicine

spinal canal

  1. vertebral canal