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[spahy-nuh] /ˈspaɪ nə/
noun, plural spinae
[spahy-nee] /ˈspaɪ ni/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology
a spine or spinelike projection.
Origin of spina
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin spīna thorn, backbone; see spine Unabridged
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spina spi·na (spī'nə)
n. pl. spi·nae (-nē)
A spine-shaped or sharp thornlike anatomical process.

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