immobility and fusion of vertebral joints.
fusion of the vertebrae
spondylosis spon·dy·lo·sis (spŏn’dl-ō’sĭs)
Ankylosis of the vertebral bones.
A degenerative disease of the spinal column, especially one leading to fusion and immobilization of the vertebral bones.
spondylosyndesis spon·dy·lo·syn·de·sis (spŏn’dl-ō-sĭn-dē’sĭs) n. See spinal fusion.
noun 1. any aquatic, chiefly marine animal of the phylum Porifera, having a porous structure and usually a horny, siliceous or calcareous internal skeleton or framework, occurring in large, sessile colonies. 2. the light, yielding, porous, fibrous skeleton or framework of certain animals or colonies of this group, especially of the genera Spongia and Hippospongia, […]
noun, British. 1. a small, usually waterproof, case for carrying toilet articles. noun 1. a small bag made of plastic, etc, that holds toilet articles, used esp when travelling
noun 1. a bath in which the bather is cleaned by a wet sponge or washcloth dipped in water, without getting into a tub of water. noun 1. a washing of the body with a wet sponge or cloth, but without immersion in water sponge bath n. A bath in which a wet sponge or […]