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noun \ˈspin\

Medical Definition of spin

  1. 1:  a quantum characteristic of an elementary particle that is visualized as the rotation of the particle on its axis and that is responsible for measurable angular momentum and magnetic moment

  2. 2:  the angular momentum which is associated with spin, whose magnitude is quantized, and which may assume either of two possible directions; also :  the angular momentum of a system of elementary particles derived from their spins and orbital motions—see spin echo, spin label




spin-

combining form

Medical Definition of spin-

  1. 1:  spinal column :  spinal cord <spinotectal tract>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or involving the spinal cord and <spinothalamic>



Variants of spin-

or spini- or spino-


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