spondylolistheses

spondylolisthesis

[spon-dl-oh-lis-thee-sis]
noun Pathology.
the forward displacement of a vertebra.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1853) < Greek spóndyl(os) vertebra + olísthēsis dislocation, equivalent to olisthē-, variant stem of olisthánein to slip, sprain (derivative of ólisthos slipperiness) + -sis -sis

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spondylolisthesis spon·dy·lo·lis·the·sis (spŏn'dl-ō-lĭs-thē'sĭs)
n.
Forward displacement of one of the lower lumbar vertebrae over the vertebra below it or over the sacrum.


spon'dy·lo·lis·thet'ic (-thět'ĭk) adj.
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