spondylolisthesis

[spon-dl-oh-lis-thee-sis]

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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Word Origin and History for spondylolisthesis
n.

from Greek spondylos, variant of sphondylos "vertebra" + oliothesis "dislocation, slipping."

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spondylolisthesis in Medicine

spondylolisthesis

[spŏn′dl-ō-lĭs-thēsĭs]
n.
  1. Forward displacement of one of the lower lumbar vertebrae over the vertebra below it or over the sacrum.
Related formsspon′dy•lo•lis•thetic (-thĕtĭk) adj.
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