Definition of spondylitis in English:

spondylitis

noun

Medicine
  • Inflammation of the joints of the backbone.

    • ‘It may help in reducing the intensity of pain in those suffering from arthritis, spondylitis and muscular spasms of the body.’
    • ‘She had crippling spondylitis and could barely move.’
    • ‘He loved his job and stayed for 17 years, but spondylitis forced him into early retirement.’
    • ‘Physically, they have been put under chronic stress, causing spondylitis, back pain, insomnia, and other psychosomatic illnesses.’
    • ‘He said: ‘Doctors have said I've got arthritis and think I've got spondylitis.’’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin spondylus vertebra (from Greek spondulos) + -itis.

Pronunciation:

spondylitis

/ˌspändəˈlīdəs/