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Introduction: Backbone

Description of Backbone

Backbone: The bones, muscles, tendons, and other tissues that reach from the base of the skull to the tailbone. The backbone encloses the spinal cord and the fluid surrounding the spinal cord. Also called spine, spinal column, and vertebral column.
Source: National Institute of Health

Backbone: the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back".
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The following terms can be used for Backbone

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Backbone

The following list attempts to classify Backbone into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • skeletal structure
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

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