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spondylitis

[spon-dl-ahy-tis] /ˌspɒn dlˈaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the vertebrae.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek spóndyl(os) vertebra, whorl, mussel + -itis
Related forms
spondylitic
[spon-dl-it-ik] /ˌspɒn dlˈɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammation of the spine that may gradually result in a fusion of vertebrae.
British Dictionary definitions for spondylitis

spondylitis

/ˌspɒndɪˈlaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the vertebrae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek spondulos vertebra; see -itis
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Word Origin and History for spondylitis
n.

1849, Modern Latin, from Latin spondylus, from Greek spondylos, variant of sphondylos "vertebra" + -itis.

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spondylitis in Medicine

spondylitis spon·dy·li·tis (spŏn'dl-ī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of one or more vertebrae.


spon'dy·lyt'ic (-ĭt'ĭk) adj.
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Encyclopedia Article for spondylitis

inflammation of one or more of the vertebrae. Spondylitis takes several forms; the most widely occurring forms are ankylosing spondylitis, hypertrophic spondylitis, and tuberculous spondylitis.

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