Literally meaning: “suffering from vertebrae disease”
Origin: Anc Greek
σπόνδυλος/spondylos(=vertebra) >σπάω/spao(=break)+τύλος/tylos(=callus, corn)
>άρθρον/arthron(=used as composing form pertaining to the joints eg Arhtropoda, arthritis etc)
–πάθεια/patheia (-pathy, suffix denoting “suffering”) > πάθος( masculine gender) / pathos(=passion, sorrow, strong emotion).
Spondyloarthropathy is a medical condition involving the vertebral joints. In contrast Spondylopathy is any disorder of the vertabrae causing pain and stiffness of the part.