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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.
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One way of increasing accuracy in numerating lumbar vertebral levels would be for practitioners to deploy a revised landmark association whereby the spinal level, as identified using the palpatory iliac crest method, will usually be the L3 spinous process or the L3-4 interspace.
In adolescence, secondary ossification centers, which lie in the spinous process, transverse process, articular process, and the endplate of vertebral body, complete the growth of the vertebral column.
While HBP mucosa of G3 showed positive immunostaining of all spinous cells but negative staining for basal cells, the connective tissue showed immunoreaction to caspase-3.
Since the spinous pro- cesses of lumbar vertebras look like the teeth of a saw intervertebral distances were observed hypo- echoic.
Keith Taraba, owner of Northeast Texas Equine Services, is investigating a novel physical therapy regimen for horses with back pain due to overriding of the dorsal spinous processes, or “kissing spine.
Colour in life of males: body yellow shading yellow white on abdomen; 5 irregular red orange bands; dorsal fin yellow, spinous portion, dusky spots on outer part, black on the first membrane, a central lavender band becoming black toward soft rays, soft portion with a black central band abruptly translucent posteriorly, anal fin yellow, soft portion with a broad lavender black central band becoming narrower on the spinous part.
As the fish inflates, the erectile spines erect and the potential predator is confronted by a highly spinous and very unappealing ball -- not dissimilar to an underwater hedgehog.
Palpation of her L4 spinous process greatly exacerbated her pain, as did rolling from a decubitus to supine position.
7) Due to the commonality of spondylolysis, extensive literature exists discussing the correlation between spondylolysis and hyperextension injuries in dancers; however, there is a paucity of literature regarding spinous process apophyseal injuries resulting from repetitive hyperextension.
The "umbilical spinous line" is an imaginary line traveling from the umbilicus to the right anterior superior iliac spine and concerning it is included the traditional term, "McBurney point", which corresponds to the point that defines the lateral and middle third of that line.
In some passengers, the spinous process--the piece of bone on the back of the neck--cracked in haft.
There was the spinous process of C3, which was a minimally displaced fracture at the tip of C3 and a compression fracture of T6 (thoracic vertebrae).