Definitions for "Spinal column"
Also called the spine or backbone. It is the bony structure that runs from the base of the skull down the centre of the back. It is made of rings of bone (called vertebrae) that sit on top of each other. It encases and protects the spinal cord.
The backbone formed by the assemblage of the vertebrae from the head to the pelvis: also called vertebral column and spine.
Longitudinal skeletal axis of the body. Composed of 26 distinct bones called vertebrae.