Meaning of 椎

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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
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
Conclusion. The level and the number of lumbar disc replacements influence postoperative outcome significantly.
Hypertension and lumbar disc herniation have been plaguing him.