[ spŏn′dl-ō-ĕp′ə-fĭz′ē-əl ]
A complex of conditions, possibly genetic in cause, characterized by insufficient growth of the vertebral column and flattened vertebrae, and often involving the epiphyses at the hip and shoulder, resulting in a type of dwarfism.
- spondylitis deformans,
- spondylolisthetic pelvis,
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