spondylolisthesis

noun
spon·​dy·​lo·​lis·​the·​sis | \ ˌspän-də-lō-lis-ˈthē-səs How to pronounce spondylolisthesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of spondylolisthesis

: forward displacement of a lumbar vertebra on the one below it and especially of the fifth lumbar vertebra on the sacrum producing pain by compression of nerve roots

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“Spondylolisthesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/spondylolisthesis. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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