hy·​per·​lor·​do·​sis ˌhī-pər-lȯr-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce hyperlordosis (audio)
: abnormally exaggerated forward curvature of the lumbar and cervical regions of the spine : lordosis sense 1b

Word History


borrowed from German Hyperlordosis, from hyper- hyper- + Lordosis lordosis

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperlordosis was in 1894

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“Hyperlordosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperlordosis. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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