spinous

spinous
Relating to, shaped like, or having a spine or spines. SYN: spinose.

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spi·nous 'spī-nəs adj slender and pointed like a spine

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spi·nous (spiґnəs) [L. spinosus] 1. like a spine; acanthoid. 2. pertaining to a spine or to a spinelike process.

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  • spinous — [spī′nəs] adj. [L spinosus] 1. SPINOSE 2. like a spine or thorn in form 3. thorny; nettling …   English World dictionary

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  • Spinous process of a vertebra — Spinous Spi nous, a. 1. Spinose; thorny. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the form of a spine or thorn; spinelike. [1913 Webster] {Spinous process of a vertebra} (Anat.), the dorsal process of the neural arch of a vertebra; a neurapophysis. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • spinous process — noun : spine 3e: as a. : the median spinelike or platelike dorsal process of the neural arch of a vertebra : neural spine b. : a sharp posterior prolongation on each greater wing of the sphenoid bone c. : a process on the head of the t …   Useful english dictionary

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