scoliosis

noun
sco·​li·​o·​sis | \ ˌskō-lē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce scoliosis (audio) \
plural scolioses\ ˌskō-​lē-​ˈō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce scolioses (audio) \

Definition of scoliosis

: a lateral curvature of the spine

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Other Words from scoliosis

scoliotic \ ˌskō-​lē-​ˈä-​tik How to pronounce scoliotic (audio) \ adjective

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The event, which was held at the Winnetka Chapel, and raised $2,000 for scoliosis research and advocacy efforts, was orchestrated by New Trier High School rising senior Anna Katz, 17, who was diagnosed with the spinal condition in eighth grade. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, "New Trier student hosts benefit concert for National Scoliosis Foundation," 1 July 2019 Prior to having surgery in 2014, Arruda’s scoliosis was discovered during a routine medical exam. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "How Model Emm Arruda Wants to Change the Way We Think About Scoliosis," 29 June 2019 An initial examination of the skeleton showed that the woman had a fusion in her spine and suffered from scoliosis, Gwinnett County Medical Examiner Dr. Carol Terry told the Gwinnett Daily Post. Fox News, "Remains found in suitcase in 2016 finally ID'd using new technology, police say," 30 June 2019 Optimum Health Chiropractic will be providing scoliosis screenings. Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "New resident makes quite an impression: Whit & Whimsey," 12 July 2019 As a youngster, Lewis overcame scoliosis to earn a golf scholarship to the University of Arkansas. Rob Sauerhaft, USA TODAY, "LPGA star and new mother Stacy Lewis gets back in the swing of things," 12 June 2019 Some people with scoliosis alleviate their pain with electrical stimulation or chiropractic manipulation. Lauren Depino, Glamour, "My Scoliosis Caused Me Pain and Shame—Then It Helped Me Learn to Find Alignment," 10 Apr. 2019 Finding alignment My spine may never be straight and my scoliosis will never be cured. Lauren Depino, Glamour, "My Scoliosis Caused Me Pain and Shame—Then It Helped Me Learn to Find Alignment," 10 Apr. 2019 The gown made headlines for its deep, V-shape neckline in the back that Princess Eugenie specifically chose to highlight her spinal surgery scar in a gesture of solidarity with others who have or had scoliosis. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Princess Eugenie's Official Wedding Portraits Are Here, and They're Magical," 14 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of scoliosis

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scoliosis

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

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scollop

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scoliosis

noun
sco·​li·​o·​sis | \ ˌskō-lē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce scoliosis (audio) \
plural scolioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce scolioses (audio) \

Medical Definition of scoliosis

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

Other Words from scoliosis

scoliotic \ -​ˈät-​ik How to pronounce scoliotic (audio) \ adjective

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