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dowager's hump

a type of kyphosis, common in older women, in which the shoulders become rounded and the upper back develops a hump: caused by osteoporosis resulting in skeletal deformity.
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dowager's hump in Medicine

dowager's hump dow·a·ger's hump (dou'ə-jərz)
An abnormal curvature of the spine that is primarily manifested as a rounded hump in the upper back and that typically affects older women, with the curvature being the result of collapse of the spinal column because of osteoporosis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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