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spinal

[spahyn-l] /ˈspaɪn l/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or belonging to a spine or thornlike structure, especially to the backbone.
noun
2.
Medicine/Medical. a spinal anesthetic.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Late Latin spīnālis, equivalent to Latin spīn(a) spina + -ālis -al1
Related forms
spinally, adverb
interspinal, adjective
nonspinal, adjective
prespinal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non spinal

spinal

/ˈspaɪnəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the spine or the spinal cord
2.
denoting a laboratory animal in which the spinal cord has been severed: a spinal rat
noun
3.
short for spinal anaesthesia
Derived Forms
spinally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non spinal

spinal

adj.

1570s, from Late Latin spinalis, from spina (see spine).

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non spinal in Medicine

spinal spi·nal (spī'nəl)
adj.

  1. Relating to or situated near the spinal column or spinal cord.

  2. Relating to any spine or spinous process.

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