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spondylolysis

[ spŏn′dl-ŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n.

Degeneration of the articulating part of a vertebra.

Nearby words

spondylitis deformans, spondylo-, spondyloepiphysial dysplasia, spondylolisthesis, spondylolisthetic pelvis, spondylolysis, spondylopathy, spondylopyosis, spondyloschisis, spondylosis, spondylosyndesis
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