[ spahy-nuh ]

noun,plural spi·nae [spahy-nee]. /ˈspaɪ ni/. Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. a spine or spinelike projection.

Origin of spina

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin spīna thorn, backbone; see spine

Words Nearby spina

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How to use spina in a sentence

  • It seems that in a corresponding place near the other end of the spina figures of dolphins were used for the same purpose.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus | Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)