spinalis

noun
spi·​na·​lis | \ spī-ˈnā-ləs How to pronounce spinalis (audio) , spi-ˈna-lis How to pronounce spinalis (audio) \
plural spinales\ -​(ˌ)lēz How to pronounce spinales (audio) \

Medical Definition of spinalis

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the most medial division of the sacrospinalis situated next to the spinal column and acting to extend it or any of the three muscles making up this division:

spinalis

Medical Definition of spinalis (Entry 2 of 2)

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