Definition of spondylosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌspɒndɪˈləʊsɪs/


[mass noun] Medicine
A painful condition of the spine resulting from the degeneration of the intervertebral discs.
Example sentences
  • Cervical spondylosis is a common condition that results from degeneration of the bones (cervical vertebrae) and cartilage of the neck.
  • This degenerative process involving the cervical spine also is known as cervical spondylosis.
  • Cervical spondylosis is a very common condition that usually occurs in the second half of life.


Early 20th century: from Greek spondulos 'vertebra' + -osis.

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