kyphosis

kyphosis

[kahy-foh-sis]
noun Pathology.
an abnormal, convex curvature of the spine, with a resultant bulge at the upper back.
Compare lordosis, scoliosis.


Origin:
1840–50; < Greek kȳ́phōsis a hunched state, equivalent to kȳph(ós) humpbacked + -ōsis -osis

kyphotic [kahy-fot-ik] , adjective
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kyphosis (kaɪˈfəʊsɪs)
 
n
pathol See also Pott's disease lordosis Compare scoliosis backward curvature of the thoracic spine, of congenital origin or resulting from injury or disease; hunchback
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek kuphōsis, from kuphos humpbacked]
 
kyphotic
 
adj

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kyphosis ky·pho·sis (kī-fō'sĭs)
n.
Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in a protuberant upper back. Also called humpback.


ky·phot'ic (-fŏt'ĭk) adj.
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