(i) What is a backbone?

(ii) What is the scientific name of backbone?

(iii) Write the main functions of backbone.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 15th Jun, 2016, 12:45: PM

Expert Answer:

(i) The backbone is a long, hollow, rod-like structure running from the neck to the hips, inside our body.

(ii) The scientific name of backbone is vertebral column.

(iii) The main functions of backbone:

a. It provides the main support to the body.

b. It supports the head at its top.

c. It attaches shoulder bones, ribs and hip bone.

Answered by  | 15th Jun, 2016, 02:45: PM