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

Definition: Forward movement of the body of one of the lower lumbar vertebrae on the vertebra below it, or on the sacrum.

Synonym(s): spondyloptosis

[spondylo- + G. olisthesis, a slipping and falling]

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