Spinous process of a vertebra
Spinous Spi"nous, a. 1. Spinose; thorny. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the form of a spine or thorn; spinelike. [1913 Webster]

{Spinous process of a vertebra} (Anat.), the dorsal process of the neural arch of a vertebra; a neurapophysis. [1913 Webster]


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