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spinal

[ spahyn-l ]
/ ˈspaɪn l /
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adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to a spine or thornlike structure, especially to the backbone.
noun
Medicine/Medical. a spinal anesthetic.
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Origin of spinal

1570–80; <Late Latin spīnālis, equivalent to Latin spīn(a) spina + -ālis-al1

OTHER WORDS FROM spinal

spi·nal·ly, adverbin·ter·spi·nal, adjectivenon·spi·nal, adjectivepre·spi·nal, adjective
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How to use spinal in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for spinal

spinal
/ (ˈspaɪnəl) /

adjective
of or relating to the spine or the spinal cord
denoting a laboratory animal in which the spinal cord has been severeda spinal rat
noun

Derived forms of spinal

spinally, adverb
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Medical definitions for spinal

spinal
[ spīnəl ]

adj.
Relating to or situated near the spinal column or spinal cord.
Relating to any spine or spinous process.
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