Definitions

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

  • noun Degeneration of the spinal column, especially that resulting in abnormal fusion and immobilization of the vertebral bones.

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  • noun medicine A degenerative disease in which the vertebral joints of the spine become stiff and then fused.

Etymologies

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

[Greek sphondulos, spondulos, vertebra + –osis.]

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From spondyl- + -osis.

Examples

  • Ms. Arroyo was diagnosed earlier this year with cervical spondylosis, a degenerative condition affecting cartilage and bones.

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  • Local doctors have entered the fray, too, with the Philippine Medical Association issuing a statement saying there were plenty of Filipino doctors who could competently treat Ms. Arroyo for her degenerative bone condition, cervical spondylosis, for which she has undergone surgery three times this year.

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  • Here, the record establishes that in 1999 plaintiff complained of left-sided neck pain that had persisted for three months, resulting in an x-ray showing "minimal spondylosis" and "possible minor cervical degenerative disease."

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  • Here, the record establishes that in 1999 plaintiff complained of left-sided neck pain that had persisted for three months, resulting in an x-ray showing "minimal spondylosis" and "possible minor cervical degenerative disease."

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  • According to his doctors, Singh also underwent an eye surgery and has also been battling diabetes and minor problems like cervical spondylosis.

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  • The remains, found in brick-lined graves, show signs of spondylosis and vertebral disc degeneration caused by the strain of turning into beasts of burden, an international research team said.

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  • • It is also extensively used in the treatment of Cervical spondylosis (It is a special type of arthritis which affects the cervical vertebrae, i.e. the vertebrae of the neck region) • It facilitates the movement of the bowels and keeps the digestive system clean

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  • While most of the resorts are interested in shorter ayurvedic programmes, some others are offering one - to three-week-long treatment protocols for modern day ailments like obesity, mental tension, spondylosis and skin problems.

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  • I wonder if this regimen would work for a dog suffering from spinal arthritis spondylosis.

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  • I wonder if this regimen would work for a dog suffering from spinal arthritis spondylosis.

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