scoliosis

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noun sco·li·o·sis \ˌskō-lē-ˈō-səs\

Definition of scoliosis

plural

scolioses

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  1. :  a lateral curvature of the spine

scoliotic

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Origin and Etymology of scoliosis

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


First Known Use: circa 1706


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scoliosis

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noun sco·li·o·sis \ˌskō-lē-ˈō-səs\

Medical Definition of scoliosis

plural

scolioses

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

scoliotic

\-ˈät-ik\play adjective

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