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kyphosis

noun ky·pho·sis \kī-ˈfō-səs\

Definition of KYPHOSIS

:  exaggerated outward curvature of the thoracic region of the spine resulting in a rounded upper back — compare lordosis
ky·phot·ic \-ˈfä-tik\ adjective

Origin of KYPHOSIS

New Latin, from Greek kyphōsis, from kyphos humpbacked
First Known Use: 1847

kyphosis

noun ky·pho·sis \kī-ˈfō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ky·pho·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of KYPHOSIS

:  exaggerated outward curvature of the thoracic region of the spinal column resulting in a rounded upper back—compare lordosis, scoliosis
ky·phot·ic \-ˈfät-ik\ adjective

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