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

 spine /ˈspaɪn/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 spine /ˈspaɪn/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spine n.
 1. Bot. A sharp appendage to any of a plant; a thorn.
 2. Zool. (a) A rigid and sharp projection upon any part of an animal. (b) One of the rigid and undivided fin rays of a fish.
 3. Anat. The backbone, or spinal column, of an animal; -- so called from the projecting processes upon the vertebrae.
 4. Anything resembling the spine or backbone; a ridge.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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, backbone, back,
      2: any pointed projection [syn: spur]
      3: a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf [syn: thorn, prickle,
          pricker, sticker]
      4: a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine
         quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin