Etymology
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spinal (adj.)

1570s, from Late Latin spinalis "of or pertaining to a thorn or the spine," from Latin spina (see spine). Spinal tap recorded from 1960.

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Definitions of spinal
1
spinal (n.)
anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord;
Synonyms: spinal anesthesia / spinal anaesthesia
2
spinal (adj.)
of or relating to the spine or spinal cord;
spinal injury
spinal cord
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