[kahy-foh-skoh-lee-oh-sis, -skol-ee-]

noun Pathology.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for kyphoscoliosis


[kī′fō-skō′lē-ōsĭs, -skŏl′ē-]


A condition in which the spinal disorders of kyphosis and scoliosis occur together.
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