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Scoliosis

Definition(s)

An appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A lateral curvature of the spine.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014