lordosis

noun lor·do·sis \ lȯr-ˈdō-səs \

Definition of lordosis

plural lordoses play \lȯr-ˈdō-ˌsēz\
1 a : the normal convex curvature of the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine
b : abnormally exaggerated forward curvature of the lumbar and cervical regions of the spine resulting in a concave back when viewed from the side : hyperlordosis, swayback — compare kyphosis
2 : a mating posture of some sexually receptive female mammals (such as rats) in which the head and rump are raised and the back is arched downward

lordotic

play \lȯr-ˈdä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of lordosis

New Latin, from Greek lordōsis, from lordos curving forward; akin to Old English belyrtan to deceive


Medical Dictionary

lordosis

noun lor·do·sis \ lȯr-ˈdō-səs \

medical Definition of lordosis

1 : the normal convex curvature of the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine
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 swayback; compare kyphosis, scoliosis

lordotic

play \-ˈdät-ik\ adjective
    • lordotic posture

Illustration of lordosis


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