Množina reči scoliosis je scolioses.
ETYM New Lat., from Greek skolios crooked.
An abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column.
Lateral (sideways) deviation of the spine. It may be congenital or acquired (through bad posture, illness, or other deformity); or it may be idopathic (of unknown cause). Treatments include mechanical or surgical correction, depending on the cause.