scoliosis

noun sco·li·o·sis \ ˌskō-lē-ˈō-səs \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of scoliosis

plural scolioses play \ˌskō-lē-ˈō-ˌsēz\
:a lateral curvature of the spine

scoliotic

play \ˌskō-lē-ˈä-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of scoliosis

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


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scoliosis

noun sco·li·o·sis \ ˌskō-lē-ˈō-səs \

medical Definition of scoliosis

plural scolioses play \-ˌsēz\
:a lateral curvature of the spine — compare kyphosis, lordosis 2

scoliotic

play \-ˈät-ik\ adjective

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