- a spine or spinelike projection.
Origin of spina
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin spīna thorn, backbone; see spine
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Examples from the Web for spinae
The children are called "Spinae ac vepres, nec nominandi proles."Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031)
Charles Reginald Haines
- A spine-shaped or sharp thornlike anatomical process.
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