Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A lateral curvature of the spine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column

Etymologies

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

[Greek skolios, crooked + –osis.]

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Latin scoliosis < Ancient Greek σκολίωσις (skoliosis, "twisting; torsion").

Examples

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

    Monkey John

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

    But is it really English?

  • 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.

    Top Spine Surgeons Reap Royalties, Medicare Bounty

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

    Monkey John

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

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    WSJ.com: What's News US

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

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    WSJ.com: What's News US

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

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

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

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

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