Definition of scoliosis in English:

scoliosis

noun

Medicine
  • Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.

    Compare with kyphosis and lordosis
    • ‘Each student underwent a brief medical examination of the spine for scoliosis.’
    • ‘She had suffered from glandular fever, migraine and scoliosis (curvature of the spine), and thought she had a brain tumour.’
    • ‘His lung exam was significant for limited chest excursion, but he did not have obvious kyphosis or scoliosis.’
    • ‘If your child has moderate scoliosis or scoliosis that is progressing, a back brace may be recommended.’
    • ‘All but two (with congenital scoliosis) had adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and 26 had already undergone some treatment for the condition.’

Origin

Early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek, from skolios ‘bent’.

Pronunciation

scoliosis

/ˌskoʊliˈoʊsəs//ˌskōlēˈōsəs/