spinous

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EtymologyEdit

spine +‎ -ous, Latin spinōsus.

AdjectiveEdit

spinous ‎(comparative more spinous, superlative most spinous)

  1. Having many spines.
  2. Spine-like; spiny.
  3. Of a person, difficult to deal with, prickly.
  4. Of a subject, providing many difficulties, thorny.
  5. (anatomy) Having a sharp projection.
    The spinous processes of the lumbar vertebrae.

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