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sco·li·o·sis

 (skō′lē-ō′sĭs, skŏl′ē-)
n.
Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.

[Greek skolios, crooked + -osis.]

sco′li·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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scoliosis

(ˌskɒlɪˈəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, of congenital origin or caused by trauma or disease of the vertebrae or hipbones. Compare kyphosis, lordosis
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek: a curving, from skolios bent]
scoliotic adj
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sco•li•o•sis

(ˌskoʊ liˈoʊ sɪs, ˌskɒl i-)

n.
an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. Compare kyphosis, lordosis (def. 1).
[1700–10; < Greek skolíōsis bend = skoliō-, variant s. of skolioûsthai to be bent, v. derivative of skoliós curved, bent + -sis -sis]
sco`li•ot′ic (-ˈɒt ɪk) adj.
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sco·li·o·sis

(skō′lē-ō′sĭs)
Abnormal sideways curvature of the spine.
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scoliosis

lateral curvature of the spine. — scoliotic, adj.
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scoliosis

Abnormal curvature of the spine to the side.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scoliosis - an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column
spinal curvature - an abnormal curvature of the vertebral column
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Translations
skolióza

scoliosis

[ˌskəʊlɪˈəʊsɪs] Nescoliosis f
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sco·li·o·sis

n. escoliosis, desviación lateral pronunciada de la columna vertebral.
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scoliosis

n escoliosis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Carrying excessive weight on one side of the body can give you what therapists call functional scoliosis. "The muscle and joint imbalances, over the years, can cause alignment and skeletal injuries," says Gallagher.
(46) Whilst not universally accepted, some authors believe functional scoliosis may become structural over time.
(8,9,12,13,18) Functional scoliosis means that the spine is structurally normal, but a lateral curve has developed as a secondary response to a problem occurring elsewhere in the body.

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