kyphosis

noun ky·pho·sis \ kī-ˈfō-səs \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of kyphosis

: exaggerated outward curvature of the thoracic region of the spine resulting in a rounded upper back — compare lordosis

kyphotic

play \kī-ˈfä-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of kyphosis

New Latin, from Greek kyphōsis, from kyphos humpbacked


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kyphosis

noun ky·pho·sis \ kī-ˈfō-səs \

medical Definition of kyphosis

plural kyphoses play \-ˌsēz\
: exaggerated outward curvature of the thoracic region of the spinal column resulting in a rounded upper back — compare lordosis 2, scoliosis

kyphotic

play \-ˈfät-ik\ adjective

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