bamboo spine


bam·boo spine

noun \(ˈ)bam-ˈbü-\

Definition of BAMBOO SPINE

: a spinal column in the advanced stage of ankylosing spondylitis especially as observed in an X-ray with ossified layers at the margins of the vertebrae giving the whole an appearance of a stick of bamboo

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