spondyloepiphysial dysplasia

[ spŏn′dl-ō-ĕp′ə-fĭzē-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.

Nearby words

  1. spondylalgia,
  2. spondylarthritis,
  3. spondylitis,
  4. spondylitis deformans,
  5. spondylo-,
  6. spondylolisthesis,
  7. spondylolisthetic pelvis,
  8. spondylolysis,
  9. spondylopathy,
  10. spondylopyosis

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