I. adjective Date: 1578 1. of, relating to, or situated near the spinal column 2. a. of, relating to, or affecting the spinal cord <
spinal reflexes
b. having the spinal cord functionally isolated (as by surgical section) from the brain <
experiments on spinal animals
3. of, relating to, or resembling a spine II. noun Date: 1944 a spinal anesthetic

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  • spinal — spinal, ale, aux [ spinal, o ] adj. • 1534; bas lat. spinalis ♦ Anat. Relatif ou qui appartient à la colonne vertébrale (⇒ rachidien), ou à la moelle épinière (⇒ médullaire). Nerf spinal : nerf crânien moteur. Muscles spinaux, des gouttières… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • spinal — SPINÁL, Ă, spinali, e, adj. (livr.) Care aparţine coloanei vertebrale sau spinării, privitor la coloana vertebrală sau la spinare. – Din fr. spinal. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  spinál adj. m., pl. spináli; f …   Dicționar Român

  • Spinal — Spi nal, a. [L. spinalis, fr. spina the spine: cf. F. spinal. See {Spine}.] 1. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the backbone, or vertebral column; rachidian; vertebral. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to a spine or spines. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spinal — [spī′nəl] adj. [LL spinalis] 1. of or having to do with the spine or spinal cord 2. of a spine or needle shaped process n. a spinal anesthetic spinally adv …   English World dictionary

  • spinal — spinal, ale (spi nal, na l ) adj. Terme d anatomie. Qui a rapport aux apophyses épineuses des vertèbres, ou à la colonne vertébrale. Artères spinales.    Nerf spinal, nerf qui naît de la partie latérale postérieure de la moelle épinière au dessus …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • spinal — spinal:spinaleKinderlähmung:⇨Kinderlähmung …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • spinal — (adj.) 1570s, from L.L. spinalis, from spina (see SPINE (Cf. spine)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • spinal — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the spine. DERIVATIVES spinally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • spinal — 1. Relating to any spine or spinous process. 2. Relating to the vertebral column. SYN: rachial, rachidial, rachidian, spinalis. [L. spinalis] * * * spi·nal spīn əl adj …   Medical dictionary

  • spinal — adj. of or relating to the spine (spinal curvature; spinal disease). Phrases and idioms: spinal canal a cavity through the vertebrae containing the spinal cord. spinal column the spine. spinal cord a cylindrical structure of the central nervous… …   Useful english dictionary

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