a spinelike process of a bone, especially the dorsal projection from the center of the arch of a vertebra.
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Subspinous, sub-spī′nus, adj. somewhat spinous: under the spinal column, or a spinous process.
The ventral spinous process of the Nauplius stage is much reduced, though usually three-jointed.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) | Francis Maitland Balfour
The spinous process immediately above it is depressed as the upper segment has slipped forward.Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. | Alexander Miles
The spinous process which forms the apex of the projection belongs to the vertebra above the one that is crushed.Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. | Alexander Miles
This arch of bone is known as the neural arch, and the dorsal process of the same as the spinous process.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia | Frank Evers Beddard