Above any spine; especially above one or more of the vertebral spines ( e.g., s. ligament) or the spine of the scapula.

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su·pra·spi·nous -'spī-nəs adj SUPRASPINAL

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su·pra·spi·nous (soo″prə-spiґnəs) 1. supraspinal. 2. superior to a spinous process.

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  • supraspinous — su·pra·spinous …   English syllables

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