Translation of "spine" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /spaɪn/ us /spɑɪn/

a long line of bones in a person’s or animal’s back

columna vertebral

(Translation of “spine” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /spain/

(anatomy ) the line of linked bones running down the back of humans and many animals; backbone

columna vertebral, espina dorsal
She damaged her spine when she fell.

something like a backbone in shape or function

the spine of a book.

a thin, stiff, pointed part growing on an animal or a plant.

spinal adjective

(anatomy) of or concerned with the backbone

espinal, vertebral
a spinal injury.
spineless adjective

(of an animal) having no spine; invertebrate.


(of a person) having a weak character; easily dominated

spineless behaviour/behavior
spiny adjective

full of, or covered with, spines

a spiny cactus.
spinal column noun

(anatomy ) a technical word for the spine; backbone

Espinal Dorsal
An injury to the spinal column may cause the bones around the spinal cord to break and press against the spinal cord, causing damage to nerves.
spinal cord noun

(anatomy) a cord of nerve cells running up through the backbone.

médula espinal

(Translation of “spine” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)