[ skoh-lee-oh-sis, skol-ee- ]
/ ˌskoʊ liˈoʊ sɪs, ˌskɒl i- /
an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
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Origin of scoliosis
First recorded in 1700–10, scoliosis is from the Greek word skolíōsis a bending
OTHER WORDS FROM scoliosissco·li·ot·ic [skoh-lee-ot-ik] /ˌskoʊ liˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby scoliosis
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Example sentences from the Web for scoliotic
In advanced cases the pelvis becomes obliquely contracted—a deformity known as the scoliotic pelvis.
British Dictionary definitions for scoliotic
/ (ˌskɒlɪˈəʊsɪs) /
Derived forms of scoliosisscoliotic (ˌskɒlɪˈɒtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for scoliosis
C18: from New Latin, from Greek: a curving, from skolios bent
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Medical definitions for scoliotic (1 of 2)
[ skō′lē-ŏt′ĭk ]
Of, relating to, or affected by scoliosis.
Medical definitions for scoliotic (2 of 2)
[ skō′lē-ō′sĭs, skŏl′ē- ]
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.
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Scientific definitions for scoliotic
[ skō′lē-ō′sĭs ]
A lateral curvature of the spine, usually having no known cause and occurring most commonly in preteen and adolescent girls.
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