noun. an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column.
- scoliosis (Latin)
- σκολίωσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word scoliosis
1. Noun, singular or mass
Body sides that appear uneven may be the first sign or symptom of scoliosis in a pain-free child or teen.
2. Verb, base form
If left untreated, lateral pelvic tilt has the potential to lead to scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine.