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multicolumn combined form of column.
notochord a rod-shaped grouping of cells that forms the central supporting structure of chordate animals and of the embryos of vertebrates, in which it develops into the spinal column.
pedestal a support or base for a column, statue, lamp, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
pelvis in many vertebrates, the basinlike structure formed by the hipbones and other bones that form a ring near the base of the spinal column. [1/2 definitions]
pilaster a decorative architectural element that resembles a column, usu. complete with base and capital, and set against or into a wall.
pillar a tall, often cylindrical shaft used to support a structure or to serve as a decoration or monument; column. [1/4 definitions]
plinth the base or slab supporting a column, statue, or the like; pedestal.
precast concrete concrete that has been cast into form, as of a block, column, or bridge section, before being put in place.
rachis the spinal column. [1/3 definitions]
reeding small convex moldings, as on a column.
spina bifida a congenital defect in which part of the spinal cord protrudes from the spinal column, often resulting in severe neurological disorders.
spinal cord the thick cord of nerve tissue that extends through the inner canal of the spinal column from the base of the brain to the end of the spine of any vertebrate animal.
spine the backbone in vertebrates; spinal column. [1/4 definitions]
subtotal the sum of part of a series or part of a column of numbers. [2 definitions]
tail an animal's rearmost part, usu. an appendage and extension of the spinal column, that projects from the rear of the trunk. [1/13 definitions]
thermometer an instrument for measuring temperature, esp. a sealed glass tube with a calibrated scale on the outside and a column of liquid, usu. mercury, inside that rises or falls as the temperature changes.
timeline a graphic presentation of a chronology of events and their dates, listed from left to right along a horizontal line or in a vertical column.
torus a semicircular surface, or rounded ridge, or the solid it encloses, such as the convex molding surrounding the base of a column or the doughnut-shaped figure generated, in geometry, by a circle or an ellipse.
totem pole a vertical post or column that is carved with totemic figures and usu. painted, formerly erected in front of dwellings by certain coastal Indian peoples of northwestern North America. [1/2 definitions]
valve in musical instruments such as the trumpet, a finger-controlled plunger that can rapidly cut off or lengthen the air column through the instrument to change the pitch sounded. [1/5 definitions]
vertebra one of the small bones or segments of cartilage that form the spinal column.