spina interna

noun spina in·ter·na \-inˈtərnə\

Definition of spina interna

plural

spinae internae

\-rˌnē\
  1. :  a median bony point projecting from the anterior and dorsal edge of the sternum of a bird and sometimes uniting with the spina externa

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Origin and Etymology of spina interna

New Latin, internal spine


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