Crossword clues for spine
- Chicken's lack
- Contortionist's bendy part
- Chiropractor's target
- Title locale
- Any pointed projection
- A sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf
- A sharp rigid animal process or appendage
- As a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
- Book back
- Part of a tome
- Porcupine's protection
- Book part
- Book's back
- Intestinal fortitude
- Part of a cactus
- Bookbinder's item
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spine \Spine\, n. [L. spina thorn, the spine; akin to spica a point: cf. OF. espine, F. ['e]pine. Cf. Spike, Spinet a musical instrument, Spinny.]
(Bot.) A sharp appendage to any of a plant; a thorn.
A rigid and sharp projection upon any part of an animal.
One of the rigid and undivided fin rays of a fish.
(Anat.) The backbone, or spinal column, of an animal; -- so called from the projecting processes upon the vertebr[ae].
Anything resembling the spine or backbone; a ridge.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1400, "backbone," later "thornlike part" (early 15c.), from Old French espine "thorn, prickle; backbone, spine" (12c., Modern French épine), from Latin spina "backbone," originally "thorn, prickle" (figuratively, in plural, "difficulties, perplexities"), from PIE *spe-ina-, from root *spei- "sharp point" (see spike (n.1)). Meaning "the back of a book" is first attested 1922.
n. The series of bones situated at the back from the head to the pelvis of a person, or from the head to the tail of an animal; backbone, vertebral column.
any pointed projection [syn: spur]
a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
Spine or Spinal may refer to:
Spine is a biweekly peer-reviewed medical journal covering research in the field of orthopaedics, especially concerning the spine. It was established in 1976 and is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The current editor-in-chief is James N. Weinstein. Spine is considered the leading orthopaedic journal covering cutting-edge spine research. Spine is available in print, online, and on the iPad; there is an accompanying Spine blog. Spine is considered the most cited journal in orthopaedics today.
In most spiny mammals, the spines are modified hairs, with a spongy center covered in a thick, hard layer of keratin, and a sharp, sometimes barbed, tip.
SPINE stands for strep–protein interaction experiment. SPINE is a powerful tool to detect protein–protein interactions in vivo. The bait protein has to be expressed with a Strep-tag under the conditions when the potential interaction partners are presumably present in the cells. The addition of formaldehyde links the bait protein to its potential interaction partners. The bait protein together with its potential interaction partners can then be isolated using a Streptactin sepharose column. The cross-links between the bait protein and the potential interaction partner can be cleaved by heating the samples in Laemmli buffer. Finally, the co-purified interaction partner can be separated by SDS PAGE and identified by mass spectrometry.
SPINE is a free, open source content management system for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. The system includes features like easy Web-based administration, full template support to separate style from content, common components like navigation bars, macros, message boards, and page statistics, and the ability to mix static and dynamic content transparently. SPINE is licensed under the GPL, and is written in the Perl programming language and can use the MySQL or PostgreSQL database.
Usage examples of "spine".
They were in the Entity Control area of the Level Eight docks, Affronter section, surrounded by Affronters, their slaved drones and other machines, a few members of other species who could tolerate the same conditions as the Affront, as well as numerous Tier sintricates - floating around like little dark balls of spines - all coming and going, leaving or joining travelators, spin cars, lifts and inter-section transport carriages.
Pigne speaks of a woman of thirty-eight, who in the eighth month of her sixth pregnancy was gored by a bull, the horn effecting a transverse wound 27 inches long, running from one anterior spine to the other.
Murphy ground his teeth together, anticipating the strike, the pain as it vaporized his legs or spine.
She moved quickly, arching up in her spine and dislocating the hinge of her jaws, unfurling her great hollow fangs.
Chambersburg only two days when Scott ordered him to wait until some regular infantrymen and several batteries of artillery reached him to give spine to his volunteers.
On ahead the lanthorn-bearer, with arched spine and shaking knees, dragging shuffling footsteps along the corridor, then the corporal with two of his soldiers, then Heron closely followed by de Batz, and finally two more soldiers bringing up the rear.
I imagine this Aquarius as an old, stooped man, his spine warped by the weight of a wooden yoke from which hang a pair of brimming pails.
Men cleaned their rifles, burnished their buttons and closed them to the neck, stubbed out their cigarettes and trembled a little while Castelani rampaged through the camp at Chaldi, dealing out duties, ferreting out the malingerers and stiffening spines with the swishing cane in his right hand.
Most had manes braided down the spine but pulled up into a cascading horsetail on the crown of the head.
Lo Manto put his gun back against his spine and rested his arms on top of the iron railing.
One of the spokes of that wheel flew off like a javelin and hit de la Mery in the back of the neck at the point where it joined his spine.
Shells of mollusks are exquisitely embellished with ribs, spines, nodes, and colors.
Even as he drew back his sword for another atrocity, the head of the armored murderer burst with such force as to spring apart the two halves of the steel morion, leaving nothing above his blood-spouting neck save shredded tendons and a bit of spine.
Lying on the back is injurious, since by so doing the spine becomes heated, especially if the person sleeps on feathers, the circulation is obstructed and local congestions are encouraged.
The light of the Earth passed over his orthoscopic monitor, and for a second he thought it was an attacking Zak and felt a shiver run down his spine.