Definition of


  1. (noun, body) the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
  2. (noun, plant) axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Rachis

Hyponyms: chine, notochord

Hypernyms: axis, skeletal structure

Words that sound like Rachis

r.c., race, raceway, rachischisis, rack, racy, rag, rag week, rage, ragee, ragi, ragusa, raise, raj, raja, rajah, rake

via soundex() Hash Matches

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment


any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots