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spinous

 [spi´nus]
pertaining to or like a spine.

spi·nous

(spī'nŭs),
Relating to, shaped like, or having a spine or spines.
Synonym(s): spinose

spinous

/spi·nous/ (spi´nus) pertaining to or like a spine.

spinous

(spī′nəs)
adj.
1. Resembling a spine or thorn.
2. Having spines or similar projections; spiny.

spinous

[spī′nəs]
Etymology: L, spina, backbone
pertaining to an object that has the shape of a spine or thorn.

spi·nous

(spī'nŭs)
Relating to, shaped like, or having a spine or spines.

spinous

pertaining to or like a spine.

dorsal spinous processes
processes of the vertebrae that underlie the backline of the animal.
spinous ear tick
see otobiusmegnini.
spinous layer
see stratum spinosum.