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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: hem'e-ver'te-bra

Definition: A congenital defect of the vertebral column in which one side of a vertebra fails to develop completely due to failure of the chondrification center to form on this side. This produces scoliosis (lateral curvature of the vertebral column).

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