kyphosis definition

  • noun:
    • Abnormal rearward curvature regarding the spine, causing protuberance of the upper back; hunchback.
    • An abnormal curvature of the back, causing a hunchback.
    • In pathology, a curvature regarding the back, convex backwards. Also written cyphosis.
    • an abnormal backward bend to the vertebral column

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