Definitions for rachisˈreɪ kɪs; ˈræk ɪˌdiz, ˈreɪ kɪ-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. rachis(noun)

    axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence

  2. spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachis(noun)

    the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord

    "the fall broke his back"

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  1. rachis(Noun)

    The main shaft of either a compound leaf, head of grain, or fern frond.

  2. rachis(Noun)

    The spine or the vertebrae of the spine.

  3. rachis(Noun)

    The central shaft of a feather.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Rachis(noun)

    the spine; the vertebral column

  2. Rachis(noun)

    same as Rhachis

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. "ra`chis, -ios.]

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  1. Rachis

    Rachis is a biological term for a main axis or "shaft".

Anagrams of rachis »

  1. Sirach

  2. chairs

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