[ kahy-foh-skoh-lee-oh-sis, -skol-ee- ]
/ ˌkaɪ foʊˌskoʊ liˈoʊ sɪs, -ˌskɒl i- /
a condition in which the spinal column is convex both backward and sideways.
Origin of kyphoscoliosis
1880–85; < Greek kȳphó(s) humpbacked + scoliosis
Related formsky·pho·sco·li·ot·ic [kahy-foh-skoh-lee-ot-ik] /ˌkaɪ foʊˌskoʊ liˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for kyphoscoliosis
[ kī′fō-skō′lē-ō′sĭs, -skŏl′ē- ]
A condition in which the spinal disorders of kyphosis and scoliosis occur together.
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