from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, a series of muscular slips, derived from the longissimus dorsi, which pass between and connect the spinous processes of vertebræ: usually divided into the spinalis dorsi and spinalis colli, according to its relation with the back and the neck respectively.


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  • Because the roast is so thick and because heat takes so long to penetrate the fat layer separating the muscles, the spinalis tends to overcook while waiting for the center of the eye to get to temp.

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  • The eye of the ribeye, which is a long, tender tube about 4 in diameter, and the spinalis muscle, sometimes called the deckle or the rib cap, that wraps around the side opposite the bones.

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  • The spinalis has a bit more fat woven through it and it is very tender and juicy, a lot like the fabulously expensive kobe or wagyu beef.

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  • So here's a trick I've used: Carefully remove the spinalis and set it aside for another meal.

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  • It could have used a little more aging, but the spinalis dorsis, the ultra-marbled outer ring of meat on a ribeye, was seriously tender and delicious.

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  • Notable reptiles include the chalcid skink (Chalcides ocellatus), gray monitor (Varanus griseus), snakes (Oligodon taeniolatus, Lycodon striatus, Coluber spinalis), and the Central Asian cobra (Naja oxiana).

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  • The medulla oblongata not growing so hard as the spinalis, was doubtless owing to its not being confined in an osseous theca, but surrounded with soft parts, which allowed it room to spread.

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  • From the subsequent affection of the lower extremities, and from the failure of power in the muscles of the trunk, such a change in the substance of the medulla spinalis may be inferred, as shall have considerably interrupted, and interfered with, the extension of the nervous influence to those parts, whose nerves are derived from any portion of the medulla below the part which has undergone the diseased change.

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  • Whilst conjecturing as to the cause of this disease, the following collected observations on the effects of injury to the medulla spinalis, by Sir Everard Home, become particularly deserving of attention.

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  • Although unable to trace the connection by which a disordered state of the stomach and bowels may induce a morbid action in a part of the medulla spinalis, yet taught by the instruction of Mr. Abernethy, little hesitation need be employed before we determine on the probability of such occurrence.

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