interspinalis

noun

in·​ter·​spi·​na·​lis ˌint-ər-ˌspī-ˈnal-əs How to pronounce interspinalis (audio) -ˈnā-ləs How to pronounce interspinalis (audio)
plural interspinales -ˌlēz How to pronounce interspinalis (audio)
: any of various short muscles that have their origin on the superior surface of the spinous process of one vertebra and their insertion on the inferior surface of the contiguous vertebra above

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“Interspinalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/interspinalis. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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