spina interna

noun

spina in·​ter·​na
-inˈtərnə
plural spinae internae
-rˌnē
: a median bony point projecting from the anterior and dorsal edge of the sternum of a bird and sometimes uniting with the spina externa

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, internal spine

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“Spina interna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spina%20interna. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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