spinous process


noun Anatomy, Zoology.

a spinelike process of a bone, especially the dorsal projection from the center of the arch of a vertebra.

Origin of spinous process

First recorded in 1725–35
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Medicine definitions for spinous process

spinous process

n.

sphenoidal spine
The dorsal projection from the center of a vertebral arch.
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