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spondylitis

spondylitis

noun spon·dy·li·tis \ˌspän-də-ˈlī-təs\

Definition of SPONDYLITIS

:  inflammation of the vertebrae

Origin of SPONDYLITIS

New Latin, from Greek sphondylos, spondylos vertebra
First Known Use: circa 1849

spondylitis

noun spon·dy·li·tis \ˌspän-də-ˈlīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPONDYLITIS

:  inflammation of the vertebrae <tuberculous spondylitis>—see ankylosing spondylitis

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