spinous

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spi·nous

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

spinous

(ˈspaɪnəs)
adj
1. (Biology) resembling a spine or thorn: the spinous process of a bone.
2. (Biology) having spines or spiny projections
3. (Botany) another word for spinose

spi•nous

(ˈspaɪ nəs)

adj.
1. covered with spines or thorns; spiny.
2. resembling a spine or thorn.
[1630–40; < Latin spīnōsus; see spine, -ous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spinous - having spines; "the dorsal fin is spinous"
spineless - lacking spiny processes; "spineless fins"
2.spinous - shaped like a spine or thornspinous - shaped like a spine or thorn  
pointed - having a point
Translations

spi·nous

a. espinoso-a, en forma de espina.
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Diagnosis of “kissing spine” is made by taking radiographs of the thoracolumbar spine and evaluating the spaces between adjacent dorsal spinous processes.