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English noun: rachis

1. rachis (plant) axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence

Broader (hypernym)axis

2. rachis (body) the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord

SamplesThe fall broke his back.

Synonymsback, backbone, spinal column, spine, vertebral column

Broader (hypernym)skeletal structure

Narrower (hyponym)chine, notochord

Part holonymcanalis vertebralis, coccyx, intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk, spinal canal, tail bone, vertebra, vertebral canal

Part meronymaxial skeleton

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