Translation of backbone in Spanish:


columna (vertebral), n.

Pronunciation /ˈbækˌboʊn/ /ˈbakbəʊn/


  • 1

    columna (vertebral) feminine
    espina dorsal feminine
    • Both chickens and humans are vertebrates, a group of animals that have skulls and backbones.
    • Snakes have hundreds of similar vertebrae in their backbones, as can be seen in the skeleton of a python embryo.
    • This jawless mouth sets the lamprey and its cousin the hagfish apart from all other modern vertebrates - animals with backbones.
    • The researchers found horse skulls and backbones in the villages, indicating that horses were butchered on site.
    • The function of the vertebrate backbone relies on an array of tissues, with variable composition and structure integrated into a multitude of configurations.
    • Your backbone (vertebral column) is actually a stack of more than 30 small bones called vertebrae.
    • The findings will set them on a collision course with geneticists who argue that the evolution of humans and other vertebrates - animals with backbones - was driven by sudden changes in their genes.
    • The change was a huge evolutionary step that opened the way for vertebrates - animals with backbones - to emerge from the water.
    • Geneticists will be able to track the same set of genes across a variety of species - say, the genes for backbones in vertebrates.
    • To fillet a cooked trout, remove the head then use a spoon and run it along the backbone of the flesh of the fish - this should loosen the fillets.
    • Finally, ancestral archosaurs had a double row of bony plates (called scutes, or osteoderms) running along the backbone.
    • Spina bifida, often called open spine, affects the backbone and, sometimes, the spinal cord.
    • This is a test where a needle is placed through the lower part of the back between the backbones and into the spinal column.
    • The spinal cord, a pathway for messages between the brain and the body, is protected by the backbone, or spinal column.
    • He had displayed so many varieties of them from the skull of cows, dogs and pigs, bones of a garden lizard, backbone and skull of a snake.
    • The spine, hips and shoulders are literally the backbone of the body.
    • Xu notes that, except for exhibitions or scientific exchanges, it is against the law to export vertebrate fossils - fossils of animals with backbones - from China.
    • Segments are the building blocks of arthropod bodies, vertebrae the building blocks of backbones.
    • Pterosaurs were the first vertebrates, or animals with backbones, to flap their wings and fly.
    • Scrunching up the backbone would bring the shoulder and pelvis closer together, while straightening the backbone would push them apart, he explained.
  • 2

    (main strength)
    columna vertebral feminine
    eje masculine
    they lack backbone no tienen fibra
    • Today, an access control system is the backbone of many organizations' total security plan.
    • Can't sophisticated people attack the computer systems that are the backbone of these big financial institutions?
    • ‘The focus is on developing a core of strong domestic banks to be the backbone of the financial system,’ she said.
    • Health insurers are the backbone of the system, since they pay the bills.
    • Public transportation should be made the backbone of the system.
    • Since the beginning of time, women have been the support system and backbone for many of the great strides made by men.
    • The interstate highway system is the backbone of our national economy - clearly, there's a need to support it.
    • He cites his mother as his inspiration, support and the backbone of his success.
    • Colin has volunteered at the museum for six years, and as with all the volunteers, is the backbone of the organisation.
    • Traditionally, skills of a given trade were transmitted from father to son thereby forming the backbone of the apprenticeship system.
    • I shall just point out very briefly some of the good things we have done in rural health, which supports the backbone of this country.
    • It is a problem that has to be addressed because the clubs are the backbone of the Association.
    • You must do it right because your staff are the backbone of your business.
    • And the system, with few exceptions, still provides the backbone of professional education and development within the Army.
    • Therefore, the backbone of the squad remains the same, which will probably not be enough to improve on last season's third place.
    • Their relationship is the backbone of the series, and both actors are very strong in their roles.
    • Her interest in school's not just a character trait - it's the backbone of the entire series.
    • The Andes mountain range is the backbone of the country as well as the continent of South America.
    • Farming is the backbone of this great nation and personifies the grit, determination, and values of America.
    • He is really the backbone of the band, with his superlative drumming.