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spondylitis

[spon-dl-ahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the vertebrae.

Origin of spondylitis

1840–50; < Greek spóndyl(os) vertebra, whorl, mussel + -itis
Related formsspon·dy·lit·ic [spon-dl-it-ik] /ˌspɒn dlˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spondylitic

spondylitis

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 spondylitic

spondylitis

n.

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

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spondylitic in Medicine

spondylitis

(spŏndl-ītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of one or more vertebrae.
Related formsspon′dy•lytic (-ĭtĭk) adj.
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