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noun, plural spinae
[spahy-nee] /ˈspaɪ ni/ (Show IPA). Anatomy, Zoology.
a spine or spinelike projection.

spina spi·na (spī’nə)
n. pl. spi·nae (-nē)
A spine-shaped or sharp thornlike anatomical process.


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