Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A condition in which there is abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lateral curvature of the spine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Lateral curvature of the spinal column: distinguished from lordosis and kyphosis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column

Etymologies

Greek skolios, crooked + -osis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin scoliosis < Ancient Greek σκολίωσις (skoliosis, "twisting; torsion"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But I think this scoliosis will be the death of me.

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  • Nonstructural scoliosis occurs when there is a curve in the spine without rotation that is reversible.

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  • Conservative spine surgeons argue that a spinal fusion is appropriate only for a small number of conditions, such as spinal instability, spinal fracture or a severe curvature of the spine known as scoliosis, and that financial incentives have caused the procedure to become overused.

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  • AIS is defined as scoliosis whose onset occurs after 10 years of age and whose cause is essentially unknown.

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  • Mum suffered from a condition called scoliosis, a crippling disease of the spine which meant that she was encased in a cast and confined to bed for four years as a young woman in her twenties.

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  • Well as I mentioned early on, when I first started this blog, my scoliosis is a functional curve as a result of wearing a book bag on one shoulder for many years in high school and college.

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  • 'I was born with a medical condition called scoliosis and have a 60-degree curve in my spine.

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  • For more extensive spinal stenosis, or when a patient also has other conditions, such as scoliosis or spondylolisthesis, surgeons may also need to perform a spinal fusion.

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  • Except the occasional beer 2-4 times month and scoliosis which is a back problem, I have nothing wrong with me.

    E.Jim Shannon

  • When the muscular system is lax and weak, on the other hand, deformity such as scoliosis is very readily caused.

    The Nervous Child

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