This arch of bone is known as the neural arch, and the dorsal process of the same as the spinous process.
spinous process, a process or bony protuberance, resembling a spine or thorn, whence it derives its name.
Isolated separation of the spinous process was usually the result of wounds crossing the back obliquely or transversely.
The spinous process which forms the apex of the projection belongs to the vertebra above the one that is crushed.
The spinous process immediately above it is depressed as the upper segment has slipped forward.
Subspinous, sub-spī′nus, adj. somewhat spinous: under the spinal column, or a spinous process.
spinous process n.
See sphenoidal spine.
The dorsal projection from the center of a vertebral arch.