Definición de scoliosis en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˌskɒlɪˈəʊsɪs/


[mass noun] Medicine
Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • She had suffered from glandular fever, migraine and scoliosis (curvature of the spine), and thought she had a brain tumour.
  • All but two (with congenital scoliosis) had adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and 26 had already undergone some treatment for the condition.
  • His lung exam was significant for limited chest excursion, but he did not have obvious kyphosis or scoliosis.



Pronunciación: /ˌskɒlɪˈɒtɪk/ /ˌskəʊlɪˈɒtɪk/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The Cobb angle is the angle formed by a line drawn perpendicular to the top of the superior vertebrae of the scoliotic curve and a similar perpendicular line drawn along the bottom of the inferior vertebrae.
  • Spinal surgery with instrumentation corrects a significant part of the deformity and hopefully stops further progression of the scoliotic curve.
  • A rib hump is a hallmark of scoliotic curves greater than 10 degrees and should prompt radiographic evaluation.


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

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Saltos de línea: scoli|osis

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