spinal canal

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spinal canal

n.
The passage formed by successive openings in the articulated vertebrae through which the spinal cord and its membranes pass. Also called vertebral canal.

spinal canal

n
(Anatomy) the natural passage through the centre of the spinal column that contains the spinal cord

spi′nal canal`


n.
the tube formed by the vertebrae in which the spinal cord and its membranes are located.
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Noun1.spinal canal - the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passesspinal canal - the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
spinal column, spine, vertebral column, rachis, backbone, back - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
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His cranial cavity is continuous with the first neck-vertebra; and in that vertebra the bottom of the spinal canal will measure ten inches across, being eight in height, and of a triangular figure with the base downwards.
The twins (right) were treated at the city's Diana, Princess of Wales Children's Hospital and underwent a 16-hour operation last December to separate their spinal canals and abnormally joined lower spinal cords.