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spinous process

noun, Anatomy, Zoology
1.
a spinelike process of a bone, especially the dorsal projection from the center of the arch of a vertebra.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35
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spinous pro cess in Medicine

spinous process n.

  1. See sphenoidal spine.

  2. The dorsal projection from the center of a vertebral arch.

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