<networking> The top level in a hierarchical network. Stub networks and transit networks which connect to the same backbone are guaranteed to be interconnected.

See also: Internet backbone.

(01 Apr 1998)

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<anatomy> The spinal column, found in vertebrate animals, which runs along the dorsal side and contains the central nerve cord (spinal cord).

The main structural feature of a polymer (chain-like) molecule from which many side chains branch off.

(09 Oct 1997)