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Spine or Spinal may refer to:
- Dendritic spine, a specialized postsynaptic protrusion in dendrites implicated in learning and memory through synaptic plasticity
- Thorns, spines, and prickles, needle-like structures in plants
- SPINE (molecular biology), an acronym for Strep-Protein INteraction Experiment, a method for the detection of protein interactions
- Spine (zoology), needle-like structures in animals
- Vertebral column, commonly known as the backbone or spine, so named for its spinous processes
- Lumbar puncture, a colloquial term for a medical procedure, which is referred to as a spinal tap
- Spinal anaesthesia, a type of regional anaesthetic
- Spinal adjustment, a specific procedure used by a chiropractor
- Spinal canal or spinal cavity, a tube shaped space enclosed in and protected by the bony vertebral column
- Spinal cord, the bundle of nerve cells and nerve fibers within the vertebral column subject to spinal cord injury
- Spinal nerves which are distal to the dorsal and ventral spinal nerve roots
- Spine (journal), a bi-weekly peer-reviewed journal of spine surgery, published by Lippincott
- The Spine Journal, bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal, published by Elsevier
- Processes of bones, including:
- Ilium: anterior inferior iliac spine (AIIS), anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), posterior inferior iliac spine, and posterior superior iliac spine
- Ischial spine
- Mandible: mental spine
- Nasal bone:
- Spine of scapula
- Sphenoid bone: spine of sphenoid bone (spina angularis) and ethmoidal spine
- The Spine, a set of national services used by the NHS Care Record Service (an electronic patient record system)
- SPINE (software), an open source Web content management system
- In mathematics, the Lebesgue spine
- A health journal.
- The Spine, a 2004 They Might Be Giants album, including the songs "Spine" and "Spines"
- The Spine (film), a 2009 animated short by Chris Landreth
- Spinal (Killer Instinct), a fictional character from the video game Killer Instinct
- Spinal Tap (band), a semi-fictional heavy metal band
- Spine, a demon in Blood Beast, 2007 book of the Demonata saga
- the Spine, the mountain chain which follows the west coast in the Inheritance cycle.
- The Spine, a singing automaton in the band Steam Powered Giraffe
- In archery, a measure of stiffness of an arrow shaft
- Spine with marrow (hieroglyph), an Egyptian language biliteral sign
- In bookbinding, the closed edge of the book along which the pages are bound
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