scoliosis

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From Latin scoliosis, from Ancient Greek σκολίωσις (skolíōsis, twisting; torsion).

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scoliosis (countable and uncountable, plural scolioses)

  1. (pathology) A condition in which there is abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
    • 2018, Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death, HarperVoyager, page 211:
      Scoliosis,” Mwita said. “Curvature of the spine. It’s hereditary, but that doesn’t always explain it. Most common in girls, but boys get it, too.”

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