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[spon-dl-oh-lis-thee-sis] /ˌspɒn dl oʊ lɪsˈθi sɪs/
noun, Pathology.
the forward displacement of a vertebra.
Origin of spondylolisthesis
< New Latin (1853) < Greek spóndyl(os) vertebra + olísthēsis dislocation, equivalent to olisthē-, variant stem of olisthánein to slip, sprain (derivative of ólisthos slipperiness) + -sis -sis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Word Origin and History for spondylolisthesis

from Greek spondylos, variant of sphondylos "vertebra" + oliothesis "dislocation, slipping."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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spondylolisthesis in Medicine

spondylolisthesis spon·dy·lo·lis·the·sis (spŏn'dl-ō-lĭs-thē'sĭs)
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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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