variants: or rachio- or less commonly rhachi- or rhachio-

Definition of rachi-

: spine : spinal : spinal and rachicentesis rachiodont rachiometer

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History and Etymology for rachi-

Greek rhachi-, from rhachis lower part of the back, spine, backbone; akin to Greek rhachos thorn hedge, Middle Irish fracc needle, Lithuanian ražas stubble, tine of a fork

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“Rachi-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rachi-. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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