spin-, spino-, spini-
(Latin: thorn, prickle; by extension, "backbone", the spinal cord)
anospinal (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning the spinal cord, or medulla spinals, and the anus, or the eliminatory outlet at the end of the digestive tube: Tom was feeling quite ill with pains in his back, and the doctor suggested that he might have an ailment in the anospinal area of his body.
anterospinal (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the foremost part of the spine and situated at the forepart of the spinal column or backbone: Greg found out from his doctor that the pains he had in his back were caused by an anterospinal infection which needed to be treated in hospital.
cerebrospinal (adjective) (not comparable)
Regarding the central nervous system involving the spinal cord and the brain: The symptoms of cerebrospinal fever consist of extreme headaches, a sensitivity of the neck and back, and an immobility of the ocular muscles.
cervicispinal (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to the neck and spinal cord: Jane was having problems sleeping at night due to the pains in the area between her head and her back, and her doctor said that she had a cervicispinal related illness.
costispinal (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning the spinal column and the ribs; costovertebral: In anatomy, costispinal joints are those which link the thoracic vertebrae with the beginning of the heads of the ribs.
dorsispinal (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to the back and the vertebral column: Susan felt pains when bending over and her doctor told her that she had dorsispinal problems in the posterior area of her body.
interspinal (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the location between adjoining vertebrae: Because Grace had pains in her back, she decided to go to her doctor who diagnosed her as having an interspinal infection and referred her to the hospital for further treatment.
juxtaspinal (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the position beside the vertebral column; paravertebral: Janet accidentally fell on her back and Dr. Smith told her that she had a juxtaspinal injury and should get more advice from a specialist in the hospital.
nasospinale (s) (noun) (no pl)
The position where the median sagittal plane meets the partition connecting the lowest parts of the nasal margins: Since Jane couldn't breath so well, especially at night, she went to an otorhinolaryngologist, a nose specialist, who indicated that the nasospinale was crooked and perhaps needed correcting in order to relieve her breathing issue.
omphalospinous (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to a line joining the naval and the anterior superior spine of the ilium, which is the upper and widest of the three bones constituting the hip bone: After having a very severe fall, Nancy found out that the omphalospinous part of her body was badly affected and she had to go to the hospital for treatment.
spinal (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to a spine, spinal cord, or to the backbone: This is characterized by the functioning of the spinal column independently of the brain, as from an accident, disease, or, in the case of animals, experimental transection, such as in a spinal animal or preparation.
spinal canal (s) (noun), spinal canals (pl)
A vertebral passageway containing the spinal cord and its membranes: Lumbar spinal stenosis is a widespread disorder that creates increased pressure or stress in the spinal canal.
spinal column (s) (noun), spinal columns (pl)
The backbone or the vertebral supporting structure in a body: The spinal column in a human consists of 33 vertebrae that are placed upon each other allowing 26 of them to be moved.
spinal cord (s) (noun), spinal cords (pl)
A nerve tissue, thick, very light in color, and formed like a rope, which passes from the brain down through the spine: The spinal cord has nerves which branch off to all parts of a person's body.
spinalgia (s) (noun), spinalgias (pl)
Pain related to or emanating from the spinal column: Rick had such discomfort in his back that he went to Dr. Anderson, his doctor, and was diagnosed as having spinalgia and was recommended to have further treatment with a specialist.