dowager's hump

noun

Definition of dowager's hump 

: 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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1927, in the meaning defined above

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dowager's hump

noun
dow·​a·​ger's hump | \ˈdau̇-i-jərz- \

Medical Definition of dowager's hump 

: 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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