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spinous

adjective spi·nous \ˈspī-nəs\

Definition of SPINOUS

1
a :  spiny 2 <a spinous plant>
b :  spiny 3
2
:  difficult or unpleasant to handle or meet :  thorny
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First Known Use of SPINOUS

15th century
Medical Dictionary

spinous

adjective spi·nous \ˈspī-nəs\

Medical Definition of SPINOUS

:  slender and pointed like a spine

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