Meaning of 椎

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ zhuī ] short-tailed bird; sparrow
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  • Pinyin: chuí
    English Definition: a hammer
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    椎牛宰马 chuí niú zǎi to slaughter cows and horses (idiom)
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  • Pinyin: zhuī
    English Definition: spine
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    脊椎动物 zhuī dòng vertebrate
    颈椎 jǐng zhuī cervical vertebra; the seven cervical vertebrae in the neck of humans and most mammals
    腰椎 yāo zhuī lumbar vertebra (lower backbone)
    脊椎 zhuī vertebra; backbone
    颈椎病 jǐng zhuī bìng cervical spondylosis
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Example Sentences
The words are getting bigger and bigger - this condition occurs when vertebra become unstable and start slipping.
This diffusion of water in and out of our intervertebral disks is also important because these disks aren't hooked up to our blood supply.
For Sheena, this album (which she also produced) marked the first time she had the budget and the artistic control to create exactly the kind of music she wanted.
Most fresh-faced singers are still expected to be prim and practically virginal, but Sheena's songs demonstrated an often controversial, darkly sexual edge from the beginning.
The other safety procedure includes inspecting the shuttle wings' leading edges and nose cap.