vertebral_column
1. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
Synonyms: spine back backbone rachis spinal_column
Examples:

"the fall broke his back"

Related terms: skeletal_structure notochord chine axial_skeleton vertebra coccyx intervertebral_disc spinal_canal
Similar spelling:   vertebral_canal
  vertebral_vein
  vertebral_arch
  vertebral_artery
  vertebrate_foot