inter spinous


covered with or having spines; thorny, as a plant.
armed with or bearing sharp-pointed processes, as an animal.

1630–40; < Latin spīnōsus; see spine, -ous

spinousness, noun
interspinous, adjective
multispinous, adjective
postspinous, adjective
subspinous, adjective Unabridged
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spinous (ˈspaɪnəs)
1.  resembling a spine or thorn: the spinous process of a bone
2.  having spines or spiny projections
3.  another word for spinose

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spinous spi·nous (spī'nəs)
Relating to, shaped like, or having a spine or spines.

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