spondylosis

[ spon-dl-oh-sis ]
/ ˌspɒn dlˈoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

immobility and fusion of vertebral joints.

Nearby words

  1. spondylolisthetic pelvis,
  2. spondylolysis,
  3. spondylopathy,
  4. spondylopyosis,
  5. spondyloschisis,
  6. spondylosyndesis,
  7. sponge,
  8. sponge bag,
  9. sponge bath,
  10. sponge cake

Origin of spondylosis

1895–1900; < Greek spóndyl(os) vertebra + -osis

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British Dictionary definitions for spondylosis

spondylosis

/ (ˌspɒndɪˈləʊsɪs) /

noun

fusion of the vertebrae

Word Origin for spondylosis

C20: from New Latin, from Greek spondulos vertebra; see -osis

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Word Origin and History for spondylosis

spondylosis

from Greek spondylos, variant of sphondylos "vertebra" + -osis.

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Medicine definitions for spondylosis

spondylosis

[ spŏn′dl-ōsĭs ]

n.

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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