[ spon-dl-oh-lis-thee-sis ]
/ ˌspɒn dl oʊ lɪsˈθi sɪs /
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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
Words nearby spondylolisthesis
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Medical definitions for spondylolisthesis
[ spŏn′dl-ō-lĭs-thē′sĭs ]
Forward displacement of one of the lower lumbar vertebrae over the vertebra below it or over the sacrum.
Other words from spondylolisthesisspon′dy•lo•lis•thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
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