Scoliosis meaning

skōlē-ōsĭs, skŏlē-
(pathology) A condition in which there is abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
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Lateral curvature of the spine.
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Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
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Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
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A lateral curvature of the spine, usually having no known cause and occurring most commonly in preteen and adolescent girls.
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Origin of scoliosis

  • Greek skolios crooked –osis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin scoliosis < Ancient Greek σκολίωσις (skoliosis, “twisting; torsion").

    From Wiktionary