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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ra·chis /ˈrekəs, ˈræ-/
 脊椎,脊柱,花軸

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ra·chis n.; pl. E. Rachises L. Rachides   [Written also rhachis.]
 1. Anat. The spine; the vertebral column.
 2. Bot. & Zool. Same as Rhachis.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 rachis
      n 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; "the fall broke his back"
         [syn: spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone,
          back]
      [also: rhachises (pl)]