Meaning of interspinous in English:

interspinous

adjective

Anatomy

See interspinal

‘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.’
  • ‘The tall neural spines of early synapsids, which in life would have been connected to neighboring spines by equally tall interspinous ligaments, may have served to prevent hyper-rotation of the vertebral column during locomotion.’
  • ‘The structure of the interspinous ligament suggests that its main function is to attach the thoracolumbar fascia to the posterior spine.’