Definition of Spinal canal
1. Noun. The canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes.
Generic synonyms: Canal, Channel, Duct, Epithelial Duct
Group relationships: Back, Backbone, Rachis, Spinal Column, Spine, Vertebral Column
Definition of Spinal canal
1. Noun. (anatomy) The canal which runs down through the vertebrae and contains the spinal cord and spinal meninges. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Spinal canal
1. The canal that contains the spinal cord, spinal meninges, and related structures. It is formed by the vertebral foramina of successive vertebrae of the articulated vertebral column. Synonym: canalis vertebralis, spinal canal, tubus vertebralis. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinal Canal
Literary usage of Spinal canal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The spinal part of the dura mater hangs loosely in the spinal canal. ... of the cranial dura mater and the extra- dura! venous plexus of the spinal canal. ..."
2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"To dissert the cord and its membranes it will be necessary to lay open the whole length of the spinal canal. For this purpose the muscles must be separated ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"In the spinal canal a slender fibrous band projects from Ug»mo>. the pia mater ... The MEDULLA SPINALIS, or SPINAL Spina CORD, occupies the spinal canal, ..."
4. A Treatise on the principles and practice of medicine: Designed for the Use by Austin Flint (1867)
"Afterward, inflammation of the substance of the spinal cord, or myelitis, and structural affections within the spinal canal, will be noticed. ..."
5. A Treatise on the principles and practice of medicine: Designed for the Use by Austin Flint (1868)
"Hemorrhage within the spinal canal. Structural Lesions within the spinal canal. "INFLAMMATION seated in the substance of the brain, or cerebritis, ..."
6. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"immediately beyond the points at which the roots perforate the dura mater lining the spinal canal. The first and second cervical nerves, however, ..."
7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1841)
"The spinal canal was now laid open from the atlas to the second lumbar vertebra, at which latter, the opening through which the sack protruded, began. ..."