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kyphoscoliosis

[kahy-foh-skoh-lee-oh-sis, -skol-ee-] /ˌkaɪ foʊˌskoʊ liˈoʊ sɪs, -ˌskɒl i-/
noun, Pathology.
1.
a condition in which the spinal column is convex both backward and sideways.
Origin of kyphoscoliosis
1880-1885
1880-85; < Greek kȳphó(s) humpbacked + scoliosis
Related forms
kyphoscoliotic
[kahy-foh-skoh-lee-ot-ik] /ˌkaɪ foʊˌskoʊ liˈɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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kyphoscoliosis in Medicine

kyphoscoliosis ky·pho·sco·li·o·sis (kī'fō-skō'lē-ō'sĭs, -skŏl'ē-)
n.
A condition in which the spinal disorders of kyphosis and scoliosis occur together.

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