spinal canal

noun
variants: or less commonly spinal cavity
|Updated on: 31 May 2018

Definition of spinal canal

: a canal in the spinal column through which the spinal cord passes and is delimited dorsally by the arches on the dorsal side of the vertebrae called also vertebral canal

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1801

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