A reinforcing spine on a shield. Also the backbone running down the centre of the Circus Maximus with 3 pillars (metae) at each end as turning points, around which the chariots raced.
Spina was an Etruscan port city, established by the end of the 6th century BCE, on the Adriatic at the ancient mouth of the Po, south of the lagoon which would become the site of Venice. The site of Spina was lost until modern times, when drainage schemes in the delta of the Po River in 1922 first officially revealed a necropolis of Etruscan Spina...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spina
(spi´nә) Latin word meaning spine (def. 1).Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
ancient Etruscan port on the Adriatic coast of Italy, now about 6 miles (10 km) inland. Spina was founded at the mouth of the Po River toward the ... [1 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/s/141
Reinforcing spine on shield.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20764
Synonym: vertebral column. ... Origin: L. A thorn, the backbone, spine ... (05 Mar 2000) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Type: Term Pronunciation: spī′nă, -nē Synonyms: spine1Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=83705
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