spinous


spi·nous

adjective \ˈspī-nəs\

Definition of SPINOUS

1
a :  spiny 2 <a spinous plant>
b :  spiny 3
2
:  difficult or unpleasant to handle or meet :  thorny

First Known Use of SPINOUS

15th century

spi·nous

adjective \ˈspī-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPINOUS

: slender and pointed like a spine

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