spondylitis

[ spon-dl-ahy-tis ]
/ ˌspɒn dlˈaɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the vertebrae.

Origin of spondylitis

1840–50; < Greek spóndyl(os) vertebra, whorl, mussel + -itis

OTHER WORDS FROM spondylitis

spon·dy·lit·ic [spon-dl-it-ik] /ˌspɒn dlˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spondylitis

spondylitis
/ (ˌspɒndɪˈlaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the vertebrae

Word Origin for spondylitis

C19: from New Latin, from Greek spondulos vertebra; see -itis
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Medicine definitions for spondylitis

spondylitis
[ spŏndl-ītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of one or more vertebrae.

Other words from spondylitis

spon′dy•lytic (-ĭtĭk) adj.
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