Origin of spinous
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The spinous class of fishes is more prolific than any other animal.
In the first of these sub-families the tail is smooth, or unarmed, and in the second it is spinous.Reptiles and Birds
Those which spring from the posterior of each arch are the spinous processes.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
The back bone receives its name, spine, or spinal column, from these spinous processes.
Spinous process, a process or bony protuberance, resembling a spine or thorn, whence it derives its name.
- resembling a spine or thornthe spinous process of a bone
- having spines or spiny projections
- another word for spinose
- Relating to, shaped like, or having a spine or spines.
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