rachilysis

[rā-kĭlĭ-sĭs, rə-]

n.

Forcible correction of lateral curvature of the spine by lateral pressure against the convexity of the curve.

Nearby words

  1. radiectomy,
  2. radiguet,
  3. radii,
  4. radin,
  5. radin, paul,
  6. radio astronomy,
  7. radio beacon,
  8. radio beam,
  9. radio car,
  10. radio collar


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