rhachidial

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rachis or rhachis (ˈreɪkɪs)
 
n , pl rachises, rhachises, rachides, rhachides
1.  botany the main axis or stem of an inflorescence or compound leaf
2.  ornithol the shaft of a feather, esp the part that carries the barbs
3.  another name for spinal column
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek rhakhis ridge]
 
rhachis or rhachis (ˈreɪkɪs, ˈrækɪˌdiːz, ˈreɪ-)
 
n
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek rhakhis ridge]
 
rachial or rhachis
 
adj
 
rhachial or rhachis
 
adj
 
rachidial or rhachis
 
adj
 
rhachidial or rhachis
 
adj

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