Definition of interspinal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈspīnl/


Situated between the spines or spinous protuberances of the vertebrae.



Pronunciation: /-ˈspīnəs/
Example sentences
  • Anteriorly, posteriorly, and laterally, it is bounded by the thoracolumbar fascia, and medially, by the spinous processes, interspinous ligaments, and attachments of the thoracolumbar fascia.
  • Shear loading may also explain the bending mechanics of the interspinous ligaments running axially between the zygopophyses of the neural spines of dolphin vertebrae.
  • It appears that the function of the interspinous ligament may be to maintain the tension in the thoraco-lumbar fascia.

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Syllabification: in·ter·spi·nal

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