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spines, plural;
  1. A series of vertebrae extending from the skull to the small of the back, enclosing the spinal cord and providing support for the thorax and abdomen; the backbone

  2. A thing's central feature or main source of strength
    • - players who will form the spine of our team
  3. Resolution or strength of character

  4. The part of a book's jacket or cover that encloses the inner edges of the pages, facing outward when the book is on a shelf and typically bearing the title and the author's name

  5. Any hard pointed defensive projection or structure, such as a prickle of a hedgehog, a spikelike projection on a sea urchin, a sharp ray in a fish's fin, or a spike on the stem of a plant

  6. A tall mass of viscous lava extruded from a volcano


  1. spinal column: the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
  2. spur: any sharply pointed projection
  3. a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
  4. the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved; "the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"
  5. a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
  6. spinal anesthesia: 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
  7. In human anatomy, the vertebral column (backbone or spine) is a column usually consisting of 33 vertebrae, the sacrum, intervertebral discs, and the coccyx situated in the dorsal aspect of the torso, separated by spinal discs. It houses and protects the spinal cord in its spinal canal.
  8. An arrow is a pointed projectile that is shot with a bow. It predates recorded history and is common to most cultures.
  9. Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of paper or other material. It usually involves attaching covers to the resulting text-block.
  10. Thorns, spines, and prickles are types of structures that appear in plants which have a similar appearance and function, but which are derived from different plant organs. ...
  11. Spine is an international bi-weekly peer-reviewed medical journal in the field of the spine. According to the journal, it is "the leading subspecialty journal for the treatment of spinal disorders". ...
  12. SPINE stands for Strep-Protein INteraction Experiment and serves in the detection of protein-protein interactions in vivo. A protein is tagged with a Strep-tag and is expressed in the cell under the conditions where interaction partners are searched. ...
  13. A person or thing's backbone; the series of bones collectively from one's (literal or figurative) head to tail or pelvis; A rigid, pointed surface protuberance or needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant; Courage or assertiveness; The narrow, bound edge of a book
  14. (Spines) Conical or forked solid external projection.
  15. (Spines) Horn-like projections formed upon a lava dome.
  16. (Spines) Stiff, sharp, outward-projecting features, as on a porcupine, or on echinoids or brachiopods.
  17. (spines) 1) Unpaired, unsegmented, unbranched fin supports, usually (but not always) stiff and pungent; may initially form as bilaterally paired structures prior to ossification. ...
  18. (spines) a sharp, projecting part on an animal
  19. (Spinal) A cubic crystalline material having the general formula R”O.R’’’2O3, where R” and R’’’ are divalent and trivalent metals respectively. (The term is also used more specifically for magnesium aluminates MgO.Al2O3.)
  20. (Spinal) Back pain, or pain in the limbs caused by compression of the nerves which run into the spinal cord.
  21. (Spinal) cord injury, or myelopathy, is a disturbance of the spinal cord that results in loss of sensation and mobility.
  22. (Spinal) myoclonus is myoclonus originating in the spinal cord, including segmental and propriospinal myoclonus. The latter is usually due to a thoracic generator producing truncal flexion jerk. It is often stimulus-induced with a delay due to the slow conducting propriospinal nerve fibers. ^[1]
  23. (Spining) The method of locating the longitudinal spine (weak point) of any given shaft & orienting it in a neutral position. Please note that graphite shafts have 2 spines while steel shafts have only 1.
  24. The backbone, or back, of the book where the title (if present) is displayed when it is standing upright on a shelf.
  25. The binding edge of a book or publication.