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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


spinal canal  listen  (SPY-nul kuh-NAL)

  The narrow, fluid-filled space in the spinal column (the bones, muscles, tendons, and other tissues that reach from the base of the skull to the tailbone). The spinal cord runs through the spinal canal.