spondylolisthesis love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Forward displacement of one of the lower lumbar vertebrae over the vertebra below it or on the sacrum.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A displacement forward of the last lumbar vertebra on the sacrum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine A forward displacement of a vertebra over a lower vertebra, due to a congenital defect or injury

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it producing pressure on spinal nerves


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin spondylolisthēsis : Greek spondulos, vertebra + Greek olisthēsis, dislocation, slipping (from olisthanein, to slip).]


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  • This word is so full of words, it’s practically a sentence, e.g., “Spondy LOL is the sis!” I suppose practically isn’t exactly the right word.

    October 22, 2011