Definition of subspinous in US English:

subspinous

adjective

  • 1Botany and Zoology. Somewhat spinous. Now rare.

  • 2Located or occurring under a spinous process of a bone, especially that of the scapula. Compare earlier "subspinal".

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Turton (1762–1835), conchologist. From sub- + spinous. In sense 1 after post-classical Latin subspinosus.

Pronunciation

subspinous

/ˌsʌbˈspʌɪnəs/