Rachides
Rachis Ra"chis (r[=a]"k[i^]s), n.; pl. E. {Rachises} (r[=a]"k[i^]s*[e^]z), L. {Rachides} (r[a^]k"[i^]*d[=e]z). [NL., fr. Gr. "ra`chis, -ios.] [Written also {rhachis}.] 1. (Anat.) The spine; the vertebral column. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Same as {Rhachis}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rachis — Ra chis (r[=a] k[i^]s), n.; pl. E. {Rachises} (r[=a] k[i^]s*[e^]z), L. {Rachides} (r[a^]k [i^]*d[=e]z). [NL., fr. Gr. ra chis, ios.] [Written also {rhachis}.] 1. (Anat.) The spine; the vertebral column. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Same as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rachises — Rachis Ra chis (r[=a] k[i^]s), n.; pl. E. {Rachises} (r[=a] k[i^]s*[e^]z), L. {Rachides} (r[a^]k [i^]*d[=e]z). [NL., fr. Gr. ra chis, ios.] [Written also {rhachis}.] 1. (Anat.) The spine; the vertebral column. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhachis — Rachis Ra chis (r[=a] k[i^]s), n.; pl. E. {Rachises} (r[=a] k[i^]s*[e^]z), L. {Rachides} (r[a^]k [i^]*d[=e]z). [NL., fr. Gr. ra chis, ios.] [Written also {rhachis}.] 1. (Anat.) The spine; the vertebral column. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rachis — noun (plural rachises; also rachides) Etymology: New Latin rachid , rachis, from Greek rhachis; akin to Greek rhachos thorn, Lithuanian ražas dry twig, tine Date: 1785 1. an axial structure: as a. (1) the elongated axis of an inflorescence (2) an …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Glossary of botanical terms — Many of the terms used in Wikipedia glossaries (often most) are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself. However, lists like the following indicate where new articles need to be written and are also useful for looking up and… …   Wikipedia

  • rachis — n.; pl. rachides, rachises [Gr. rhachis, backbone] 1. Any of various axial structures. 2. (NEMATA) The central or axial chord in the ovary around which multiple rows of germinal cells are laid down …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rachis — rachidian /reuh kid ee euhn/, rachial /ray kee euhl/, rachidial, adj. /ray kis/, n., pl. rachises, rachides /rak i deez , ray ki /. 1. Bot. a. the axis of an inflorescence when somewhat elongated, as in a raceme. b. (in a pinnately compound leaf… …   Universalium

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