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spine(
spayn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (anatomy)
a. la columna vertebral
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The doctor says I need an operation on my spine.El médico dice que me tienen que operar de la columna vertebral.
b. la columna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The bullet just missed his spine.La bala por poco le da en la columna.
c. la espina dorsal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
There are over 140 muscles that support the spine.Hay más de 140 músculos que sujetan la espina dorsal.
2. (of an animal)
a. la púa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Porcupines have very sharp spines.Los puercoespines tienen púas muy afiladas.
b. la espina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
This fish has a row of poisonous spines along its back.Este pez tiene una fila de espinas venenosas a lo largo de la espalda.
3. (botany)
a. la espina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The cactus was covered in spines.El cactus estaba cubierto de espinas.
4. (of book)
a. el lomo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The book had a leather spine with gilt lettering.El libro tenía el lomo de cuero con letras doradas.
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spine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (backbone)
a. la columna vertebral
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (book)
a. el lomo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (spike; of plant, fish)
a. la espina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
spine [spaɪn]
noun
1 (Anat) (backbone) columna (f) (vertebral); espina (f) dorsal
2 (Zool) (spike) púa (f); pincho (m); (Bot) espina (f); pincho (m)
3 [of book] lomo (m)
4 [of mountain range] espinazo (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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