kyphosis

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noun ky·pho·sis \kī-ˈfō-səs\

Definition of kyphosis

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

kyphotic

play \-ˈfä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of kyphosis

New Latin, from Greek kyphōsis, from kyphos humpbacked


First Known Use: 1847


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kyphosis

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noun ky·pho·sis \kī-ˈfō-səs\

Medical Definition of kyphosis

plural

kyphoses

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  1. :  exaggerated outward curvature of the thoracic region of the spinal column resulting in a rounded upper back—compare lordosis 2, scoliosis

kyphotic

\-ˈfät-ik\play adjective

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