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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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