from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or situated near the spine or spinal cord; vertebral: spinal injury.
  • adj. Resembling a spine or spinous part.
  • n. An anesthetic injected into the spinal cord to induce partial or complete anesthesia.

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  • adj. of or relating to the spine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the backbone, or vertebral column; rachidian; vertebral.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a spine or spines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy:
  • Of or pertaining to the backbone, spine, or spinal column; rachidian; vertebral: as, spinal arteries, bones, muscles, nerves; spinal curvature; a spinal complaint.
  • Pertaining to a spine or spinous process of bone; spinous; as, the spinal point (the base of the nasal spine, or subnasal point): specificallyused in craniometry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the spine or spinal cord
  • n. anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord


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From Late Latin spīnālis, from Latin spīna.


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