Definitions

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

  • noun Inflammation of the vertebrae.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Arthritis of a vertebra.

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  • noun Inflammation of the spine.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Greek spondulos, vertebra + –itis.]

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Latin spondylus ("vertebra") +‎ -itis

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