Etymology

1. scoliosis

noun. an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column.

Etymology

  • scoliosis (Latin)
  • σκολίωσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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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.

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