[ spon-dl-oh-sis ]
/ ˌspɒn dlˈoʊ sɪs /
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immobility and fusion of vertebral joints.
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Origin of spondylosis
1895–1900; <Greek spóndyl(os) vertebra + -osis
Words nearby spondylosis
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British Dictionary definitions for spondylosis
/ (ˌspɒndɪˈləʊsɪs) /
fusion of the vertebrae
Word Origin for spondylosis
C20: from New Latin, from Greek spondulos vertebra; see -osis
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Medical definitions for spondylosis
[ spŏn′dl-ō′sĭs ]
Ankylosis of the vertebral bones.
A degenerative disease of the spinal column, especially one leading to fusion and immobilization of the vertebral bones.
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