Definition of Scoliosis

1. Noun. An abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column.

Generic synonyms: Spinal Curvature

Definition of Scoliosis

1. n. A lateral curvature of the spine.

Definition of Scoliosis

1. Noun. (pathology) A condition where there is abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scoliosis

1. [n -LIOSES]

Medical Definition of Scoliosis

1. A congenital lateral curvature of the spine. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scoliosis

scolecoid
scolecology
scolecomorpha
scolex
scolexes
scolia
scolices
scolie
scolies
scoliokyphosis
scolioma
scoliomas
scoliometer
scolion
scolioses
scoliotic
scoliotic pelvis
scoliotone
scolithi
scolithus
scollop
scolloped
scolloping
scollops
scolopacid
scolopacids
scolopacine
scolopendra
scolopendras

Literary usage of Scoliosis

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Rickets and scoliosis.—E. KIRSCH (Deut. mcd. Woch., 1908, xxiv, 1300) has made a series of observations to determine how many cases of scoliosis rest upon a ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"The successful treatment of scoliosis and allied conditions of the spine is attended with many difficulties, among which may be mentioned the chronicity of ..."

3. Hand-book of Medical and Orthopedic Gymnastics by Anders Gustaf Wide (1909)
"movements which counteract the form of scoliosis in question ; pressure on the convexity of the curvature may also bring the spine back to a straight ..."

4. Hand-book of Medical and Orthopedic Gymnastics by Anders Gustaf Wide (1902)
"movements which counteract the form of scoliosis in question ; pressure on the convexity of the curvature may also bring the spine back to a straight ..."

5. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"scoliosis scoliosis is a permanent lateral deviation of the spine. ... Convex total scoliosis to the left. prove that the uncertainty of attitude is ..."

6. Diseases of infancy and childhood by Louis Fischer (1915)
"compensatory or so-called anti-curvature; in consequence of this formation the scoliosis has become S-formed. A scoliosis of the second degree differs also ..."

7. Orthopedic Surgery for Practitioners by Henry Ling Taylor, Charles Ogilvy, Fred Houdlett Albee (1909)
"Lateral Deformities of the Spine scoliosis, or lateral curvature of the spine, may be congenital or acquired; there is also an intermediate or latent form ..."

8. Massage and Therapeutic Exercise by Mary McMillan (1921)
"In the kyphotic and lordotic types of spinal curvature the deviation is of an antero- posterior character, but in scoliosis the deviation is also lateral. ..."

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