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Definition of Rhachides
RhachidesRhachis Rha"chis, n.; pl. E. Rhachises, L. Rhachides. [See
Rachis.] [Written also rechis.]
1. (Anat.) The spine.
(a) The continued stem or midrib of a pinnately compound
leaf, as in a rose leaf or a fern.
(b) The principal axis in a raceme, spike, panicle, or
(a) The shaft of a feather. The rhachis of the
after-shaft, or plumule, is called the hyporhachis.
(b) The central cord in the stem of a crinoid.
(c) The median part of the radula of a mollusk.
(d) A central cord of the ovary of nematodes.
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