Spondylosis is used as a broad descriptive term referring to degeneration of the spinal column from any cause.

History and etymology

 It derives from the the Ancient Greek term σπόνδυλος (spóndylos) meaning "a vertebra", 

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rID: 57644
System: Spine
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Spondyloses

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