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spinal tap:

see spinal puncturespinal puncture,
surgical penetration of the spinal canal by a hollow needle introduced between two of the lumbar vertebrae. The arrangement permits injection of antibiotics or anesthetics (see anesthesia) as well as dyes to facilitate X-ray studies.
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The comedy movie featured the disaster-prone David St Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, and Derek Smalls and their British heavy metal group Spinal Tap.
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They sometimes kid each other by adopting Spinal Tap poses.
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