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spondylitis

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

Definition of spondylitis

  1. :  inflammation of the vertebrae



Origin of spondylitis

New Latin, from Greek sphondylos, spondylos vertebra


First Known Use: circa 1849


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spondylitis

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noun spon·dy·li·tis \ˌspän-də-ˈlīt-əs\

Medical Definition of spondylitis

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




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