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scoliosis

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noun sco·li·o·sis \ˌskō-lē-ˈō-səs\

Definition of scoliosis

plural scoliosesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  a lateral curvature of the spine

scoliotic play \-ˈä-tik\ adjective


Origin of scoliosis

New Latin, from Greek skoliōsis crookedness of a bodily part, from skolios


First Known Use: circa 1706


Medical Dictionary

scoliosis

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noun sco·li·o·sis \ˌskō-lē-ˈō-səs\

Medical Definition of scoliosis

plural scolioses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  a lateral curvature of the spine—compare kyphosis, lordosis 2

scoliotic \-ˈät-ik\play adjective


Illustration of scoliosis


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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "scoliosis"


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