scoliotic

scoliosis

[skoh-lee-oh-sis, skol-ee-]
noun Pathology.
an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
Compare kyphosis, lordosis.


Origin:
1700–10; < Greek skolíōsis a bending

scoliotic [skoh-lee-ot-ik] , adjective
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scoliosis (ˌskɒlɪˈəʊsɪs)
 
n
pathol kyphosis Compare lordosis an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, of congenital origin or caused by trauma or disease of the vertebrae or hipbones
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek: a curving, from skolios bent]
 
scoliotic
 
adj

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scoliosis
1706, from Mod.L., from Gk. skoliosis "crookedness," from skolios "bent, curved," from PIE base *(s)qel- "crooked, curved, bent, perverted."
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scoliosis sco·li·o·sis (skō'lē-ō'sĭs, skŏl'ē-)
n.
A condition of lateral curvature of the spine, which may have just one curve or primary and secondary compensatory curves and be fixed or mobile.

scoliotic sco·li·ot·ic (skō'lē-ŏt'ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or affected by scoliosis.

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scoliosis   (skō'lē-ō'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
A lateral curvature of the spine, usually having no known cause and occurring most commonly in preteen and adolescent girls.
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