spinal canal


noun

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

noun

the natural passage through the centre of the spinal column that contains the spinal cord
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Medicine definitions for spinal canal

spinal canal

n.

vertebral canal
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