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noun

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

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Also called vertebral canal.

Origin of spinal canal

First recorded in 1835–45
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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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Medical definitions for spinal canal

spinal canal

n.

vertebral canal
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