axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence
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"
The main shaft of either a compound leaf, head of grain, or fern frond.
The spine or the vertebrae of the spine.
The central shaft of a feather.
the spine; the vertebral column
same as Rhachis
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. "ra`chis, -ios.]
Rachis is a biological term for a main axis or "shaft".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rā′kis, n. the spine: (bot.) a branch or axis of inflorescence which proceeds in nearly a straight line from the base to the apex:—pl. Rā′chidēs.—n. Rāchial′gia, pain in the spine.—adjs. Rāchial′gic; Rāchid′ial, Rāchid′ian.—n. Rāchil′la, a secondary rachis in a compound inflorescence.—adj. Rāchit′ic, rickety.—ns. Rāchī′tis, rickets in children (see Rickets): (bot.) a disease which produces abortion in the fruit; Rāch′itome, an anatomical instrument for opening the spinal canal. [Gr. rachis, the spine.]
The numerical value of rachis in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of rachis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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