spinal canal

spinal canal

noun
the tube formed by the vertebrae in which the spinal cord and its membranes are located. See diag. under vertebra.
Also called vertebral canal.


Origin:
1835–45

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spinal canal
 
n
the natural passage through the centre of the spinal column that contains the spinal cord

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spinal canal n.
See vertebral canal.

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