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lordosis

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noun lor·do·sis \lȯr-ˈdō-səs\

Medical Definition of lordosis

  1. 1:  the normal convex curvature of the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine

  2. 2:  abnormally exaggerated forward curvature of the lumbar and cervical regions of the spine resulting in a concave back when viewed from the side—called also ; compare kyphosis, scoliosis

lordotic \-ˈdät-ik\play adjective <lordotic posture>


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