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Rachis

noun
(pl. E. rachises, L. rachides)  (Written also rhachis)
1.
Axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence.
2.
The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord.  Synonyms: back, backbone, spinal column, spine, vertebral column.






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Words linked to "Rachis" :   coccyx, canalis vertebralis, axial skeleton, intervertebral disc, backbone, skeletal structure, axis, vertebra, spinal canal, tail bone, notochord, spine, vertebral canal, intervertebral disk, chine



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