spina

[spahy-nuh]

Origin of spina

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

[spīnə]
n. pl. spi•nae (-nē)
  1. A spine-shaped or sharp thornlike anatomical process.
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