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Pronunciation: ki'fo-sko'le-o'sis

Definition: Lateral and posterior curvature of the spine; severe cardiopulmonary compromise can be a late complication.

Synonym(s): scoliokyphosis

[G. kyphosis, kyphosis, + scoliosis, curved]

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