dowager's hump definition

  • noun:
    • An abnormal curvature associated with the back that's primarily manifested as a rounded hump in the upper back. Usually impacting older ladies, the curvature is a result of failure of spinal column, caused by weakening of bones.
    • The hump-like projection seen from the back of seniors caused by kyphosis associated with the spine, consequent to weakening of bones; specifically observed in females.
    • irregular vertebral curvature that results whenever weakening of bones causes the spine to collapse; seen oftentimes in elderly females

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