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

  • n. Inflammation of the vertebrae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Inflammation of the spine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Arthritis of a vertebra.

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

  • n. inflammation of a spinal joint; characterized by pain and stiffness


Greek spondulos, vertebra + -itis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin spondylus ("vertebra") +‎ -itis (Wiktionary)



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