spondylo-, spondyl-

(Greek: spine, spinal column, vertebra)

asterospondylous
A type of vertebra with radiating, star-like calcifications extending to the chordacentrum and autocentrum.
perispondylitis
Inflammation of the tissues around a vertebra.
platyspondulia
spondylalgia
Pain in a vertebra of the spine.
spondylarthritis
spondylitic
spondylitis
spondyloarthropathy (s) (noun), spondyloarthropathies (pl)
Joint and spine diseases, normally effecting the lower limbs or legs and often accompanied by pain and a limited range of movements in the related limbs: Esther found it difficult to sit comfortably because of the spondyloarthropathy in her legs and spine which were stiff and hurting.
spondylodynia
Pain in a vertebra of the back.
spondylolysis
spondylomalacia
Softening of vertebrae with multiple collapsed vertebral bodies.
spondylopathy
Any disease of the vertebrae or spinal column.
Spondylosaurus
A "vertebra lizard"; the name is based on a form found in Kimmeridge Clay of the Moscow Basin, Russia.

Named by German paleontologist Jena Fischer in 1845.

spondylosis
spondylosyndesis
1. Spinal fusion or the surgical creation of ankylosis between contiguous vertebrae or a surgical procedure in which vertebrae are joined.
2. A procedure that involves the fusing together of two or more vertebrae in the spine using either bone grafts or metal rods (Harrington rods).