Translation of "spine" - English-French dictionary

spine

noun /spain/

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

colonne vertébrale
She damaged her spine when she fell.

something like a backbone in shape or function

dos
the spine of a book.

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

épine
spinal adjective

of or concerned with the backbone

vertébral
a spinal injury.
spineless adjective

of an animal, having no spine; invertebrate.

invertébré

of a person, having a weak character; easily dominated

mou
spineless behaviour
spiny adjective

full of, or covered with, spines

épineux
a spiny cactus.
spinal cord

a cord of nerve cells running up through the backbone.

moelle épinière

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