Used both to refer to the edge of a book that's visible when it's shelved (also called the backstrip), and to describe the book's backbone, where the signatures are gathered and either stitched or glued together.
The bones, muscles, tendons, and other tissues that reach from the base of the skull to the tailbone. The spine encloses the spinal cord and the fluid surrounding the spinal cord. Also called backbone, spinal column, and vertebral column.
Structure comprised of vertebrae, discs and ligaments. Contains 26 vertebrae in five separate regions. There are 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 1 sacral and 1 coccygeal vertebrae. Primary functions are body support and spinal cord protection.
The strip of cover between the front and back covers to which the book pages are either sewn or glued. The spine usually displays the book's title, the author's name, and the publisher's logo. Note: Wheatmark books with thin spines (under 108 pages) do not have text on the spine.
Side of the book where all the pages are secured together to the binding - opposite the trim edge. It is the actual edge visible facing outward when a book sits on the shelf. Center or back of book - surface usually carries lettering (free on all hard bindings).
Your spine supports your body and protects the delicate spinal cord and nerves. It comprises 33 vertebrae, grouped into different categories based on location and anatomy. These locations are the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal regions. top of glossary
1) The column of bone known as the vertebral column, which surrounds and protects the spinal cord. The spine can be categorized according to level of the body: i.e., cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper and middle back), and lumbar spine (lower back). See also vertebral column. 2) Any short prominence of bone. The spines of the vertebrae protrude at the base of the back of the neck and in the middle of the back. These spines protect the spinal cord from injury from behind.
The flexible bone column extending from the base of the skull to the tailbone. It is made up of 33 bones, known as vertebrae. The first 24 vertebrae are separated by discs known as intervertebral discs, and bound together by ligaments and muscles. Five vertebrae are fused together to form the sacrum and 4 vertebrae are fused together to form the coccyx. The spine is also referred to as the vertebral column, spinal column, or backbone.
Just as your spine holds you together, a book's spine holds your book together. Your book spine will feature your last name, the book's title, and the name of the printer or publisher. It will be visible to all potential customers when your book is on a shelf.
The flexible column of bone known as the vertebral column, which surrounds and protects the spinal cord. The spine which is composed of 33 vertebrae, extends from the base of the skull all the way down to the tailbone. The spine can be categorized into different regions, which are the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and coccyx regions respectively. The first 24 vertebrae are separated by intervertabral discs, and are held together by both muscles and ligaments. The next five vertebrae are fused together to make up the sacrum, and the last four are fused together to form the coccyx. The spine is also often referred to as the backbone, vertebral column or spinal column.
Also called the backbone, it is the column of bone that supports the human frame. The backbone has 33 bony segments called vertebrae, stacked on top of each other. The spine is divided into four parts: - the cervical spine, the neck area; - the thoracic spine, the middle of the back; - the lumbar area, the lower area of the back; and - the sacral area, the lower most portion of the back
The left hand edge of the newspaper or magazine, where the fold occurs. A small amount of separation at the spine is characteristic of disbound newspapers and is not considered a detraction; some may be re-glued or re-hinmged, universally accepted practices in the hobby.
Spine is an international bi-weekly peer-reviewed medical journal in the field of the spine. According to the journal, it is "the leading subspecialty journal for the treatment of spinal disorders"http://www.spinejournal.com/pt/re/spine/journalinfo.htm;jsessionid=Gs9JTYSLJvwpzq1LL2RJkgk4LhNvWW3ZkSGg2JYdzhVmXp2DXyrd!740363489!-949856144!8091!-1 Journal Information. Spine only considers original papers for publication, and does not publish material that has been reported "at length" elsewhere.
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The stiffness of an arrow shaft, measured by placing the shaft horizontally between two points 28 inches apart and hanging a two pound weight from the centre. The spine is the deflection (in inches) at this central point.
This is another name for the vertebral column in vertebrates and for any sharp thin appendage on a plant or animal. Spines are often used as a defence; cacti have spines all over their stems (the spines are actually reduced leaves) to deter grazers from eating them. Many fish and insects also have spines on their bodies to make any predator think twice about eating or attacking them.
A term that describes the stiffness of an arrow shaft and tells the shooter if the shaft is strong enough to be shot in a bow of known poundage. Too light of a spine can cause accidents when the shaft breaks.
(I,II) Figs 59, 61, 89, 90 A closed or solid structure projecting out from the wall. In Chaetoceros, spines are found on the setae, where they are usually arranged in a spiral pattern along the length of the seta or in rows on the ridges of square or polygonal setae. They also occur on the valves of resting spores.
This is not considered a technical term, and is used for a diverse range of skeletal prominences. Types include oral spines, mural spines, costae. Spines are generally hollow, with interior tissue. Some are kenozooidal, and may be jointed.