scoliosis

scoliotic /skoh'lee ot"ik/, adj.
/skoh'lee oh"sis, skol'ee-/, n. Pathol.
an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. Cf. kyphosis, lordosis.
[1700-10; < Gk skolíosis a bending]

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      lateral deviation of the spine. Scoliosis is a type of curvature of the spine (spine, curvature of the).

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  • scoliosis — noun (plural scolioses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek skoliōsis crookedness of a bodily part, from skolios Date: circa 1706 a lateral curvature of the spine • scoliotic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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