buffalo hump


: an excess deposit of fat localized on the back of the neck that produces a resemblance to the hump of a bison and is caused especially by excess cortisol in the body (as in Cushing's syndrome)

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“Buffalo hump.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/buffalo%20hump. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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