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noun, Pathology.
inflammation of the vertebrae.
inflammation of the vertebrae

spondylitis spon·dy·li·tis (spŏn’dl-ī’tĭs)
Inflammation of one or more vertebrae.
spon’dy·lyt’ic (-ĭt’ĭk) adj.


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