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spinous

[spahy-nuh s] /ˈspaɪ nəs/
adjective
1.
covered with or having spines; thorny, as a plant.
2.
armed with or bearing sharp-pointed processes, as an animal.
3.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin spīnōsus; see spine, -ous
Related forms
spinousness, noun
interspinous, adjective
multispinous, adjective
postspinous, adjective
subspinous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interspinous

spinous

/ˈspaɪnəs/
adjective (biology)
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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interspinous in Medicine

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

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