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Vertebral canal   /vˈərtəbrəl kənˈæl/   Listen
Vertebral canal

The canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes.  Synonyms: canalis vertebralis, spinal canal.

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... and the Faculty of Sciences, know how experiments are made on the living flesh, how muscles are divided and cut, the nerves wrenched or dilacerated, the bones broken or methodically opened with gouge, mallet, saw, and pincers. Among other tortures there is that horrible one of the opening of the vertebral canal or of the spinal column to lay bare membranes and the substance of the marrow; IT IS THE SUBLIME OF HORROR. One needs to have witnessed that sight thoroughly to comprehend the real sense of the word 'vivisection.' Whoever ...
— An Ethical Problem - Or, Sidelights upon Scientific Experimentation on Man and Animals • Albert Leffingwell

Words linked to "Vertebral canal" :   back, spinal column, canal, spine, channel, backbone, vertebral column, epithelial duct, duct, rachis

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