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scoliosis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌskəʊliˈəʊsɪs//
 
, BrE//ˌskɒliˈəʊsɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌskoʊliˈoʊsɪs//
 
[uncountable] (medical)
 
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a condition in which the spine is curved in a way that is not normal Word Origin early 18th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek, from skolios ‘bent’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scoliosis