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dowager's hump

noun

Definition of dowager's hump

  1. :  an abnormal outward curvature of the upper back with round shoulders and stooped posture caused especially by bone loss and anterior compression of the vertebrae in osteoporosis



1948

First Known Use of dowager's hump

1948


Medical Dictionary

dowager's hump

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noun dow·a·ger's hump \ˈdau̇-i-jərz-\

Medical Definition of dowager's hump

  1. :  an abnormal outward curvature of the upper back with round shoulders and stooped posture caused especially by bone loss and anterior compression of the vertebrae in osteoporosis




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