Definition of interspinal in English:

Share this entry

interspinal

Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈspīnl/

adjective

Anatomy
Situated between the spines or spinous protuberances of the vertebrae.

Derivatives

interspinous

Pronunciation: /-ˈspīnəs/
adjective
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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.