scoliosis


sco·li·o·sis

noun \ˌskō-lē-ˈō-səs\
plural sco·li·o·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of SCOLIOSIS

:  a lateral curvature of the spine
sco·li·ot·ic \-ˈä-tik\ adjective

Origin of SCOLIOSIS

New Latin, from Greek skoliōsis crookedness of a bodily part, from skolios
First Known Use: circa 1706

sco·li·o·sis

noun \ˌskō-lē-ˈō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sco·li·o·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of SCOLIOSIS

: a lateral curvature of the spine—compare kyphosis, lordosis
sco·li·ot·ic \-ˈät-ik\ adjective

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