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spondylolisthesis

[ spon-dl-oh-lis-thee-sis ]
/ ˌspɒn dl oʊ lɪsˈθi sɪs /
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noun Pathology.

the forward displacement of a vertebra.

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Origin of spondylolisthesis

<New Latin (1853) <Greek spóndyl(os) vertebra + olísthēsis dislocation, equivalent to olisthē-, variant stem of olisthánein to slip, sprain (derivative of ólisthos slipperiness) + -sis-sis
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Medical definitions for spondylolisthesis

spondylolisthesis
[ spŏn′dl-ō-lĭs-thēsĭs ]

n.

Forward displacement of one of the lower lumbar vertebrae over the vertebra below it or over the sacrum.

Other words from spondylolisthesis

spon′dy•lo•lis•thetic (-thĕtĭk) adj.
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