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Definition 1: the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord - [noun denoting body]

Samples where rachis or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fall broke his back

Synonyms for rachis in the sense of this definition

(rachis is a kind of ...) any structure created by the skeleton of an organism

(... is a kind of rachis ) a flexible rodlike structure that forms the supporting axis of the body in the lowest chordates and lowest vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates

(... is a kind of rachis ) backbone of an animal

(rachis is a part of ...) the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes

(rachis is a part of ...) the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes

(rachis is a part of ...) one of the bony segments of the spinal column

(rachis is a part of ...) a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)

(... is part of rachis) the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs

Definition 2: axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence - [noun denoting plant]

(rachis is a kind of ...) the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged

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