noun, plural spi·nae [spahy-nee] /ˈspaɪ ni/. Anatomy, Zoology.
Origin of spina
Examples from the Web for spina
What may be meant by spina piscis it is perhaps difficult to conjecture; but I can by no means make spina dorsi of it, as Dion.
In the centre of the area was the low wall called the spina, at each end of which were the met, or goals.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
It rarely appears in children, unless it is associated with spina bifida.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
This case, comments Spina, proves that in the transportation to the Sabbat no corporal transference is involved.Medival Heresy and the Inquisition|A. S. Turberville
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)