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Pronunciation: ret'ro-spon'di-lo-lis-the'sis

Definition: Slipping posteriorly of the body of a vertebra, bringing it out of line with the adjacent vertebrae.

[retro- + G. spondylos, vertebra, + olisthesis, a slipping]

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