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Spinous

Correct spelling for spinous

Medical definition of spinous:

Relating to, shaped like, or having a spine or spines.

Usage examples for spinous:

  • The spinous process of the lower dorsal vertebra seemed to be unusually prominent, leading to the supposition that the spinous process of the upper lumbar vertebra might be fractured and depressed. "Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society, – Joseph Bradford Cox"
  • Those which spring from the posterior of each arch are the spinous processes. "A Practical Physiology, – Albert F. Blaisdell"
  • Through the skin it is often difficult to identify with certainty the individual spinous processes. "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition., – Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson"

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