- an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
Origin of scoliosis
Examples from the Web for scoliosis
His spine was curved, indicating the condition known as scoliosis.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab
July 27, 2014
“Yoga has helped increase my range of motion and flexibility and has addressed my imbalances from the scoliosis,” says Dr. Drape.
Dr. Drape recognizes that she will always have to manage her scoliosis.
His arms were fine, and it is likely that his scoliosis was not even visible under his clothes.Unraveling King Richard III’s Secrets
February 13, 2013
The first (and only) book optioned was Deenie, about a 13-year-old wanna-be model struck with scoliosis.Judy Blume Makes a Movie
October 20, 2010
Scoliosis or lateral curvature is by far the commonest and most important deviation of the spine.
In some cases there is a hereditary tendency to scoliosis; we have seen it, for example, in a father and his daughters.
Scoliosis that depends upon inequality in the length of the limbs or tilting of the pelvis, disappears on sitting.
When the muscular system is lax and weak, on the other hand, deformity such as scoliosis is very readily caused.
(d) We must be on the watch to prevent the development of further postural deformities, such as scoliosis.
Word Origin and History for scoliosis
lateral curvature of the spine, 1706, medical Latin, from Greek skoliosis "crookedness," from skolios "bent, curved," from PIE root *skel- (3) "crooked, curved, bent, perverted." Related: Scoliotic.
- A condition of lateral curvature of the spine, which may have just one curve or primary and secondary compensatory curves and be fixed or mobile.
- A lateral curvature of the spine, usually having no known cause and occurring most commonly in preteen and adolescent girls.