dowager's hump definition by Webster's New World
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a condition caused by osteoporosis in which the shoulders are rounded and the spine becomes prominently bowed, forming a hump in the upper back
dowager's hump definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An abnormal curvature of the spine that is primarily manifested as a rounded hump in the upper back. Typically affecting older women, the curvature is a result of collapse of the spinal column, caused by osteoporosis.
dowager's hump - Medical Definition
An abnormal curvature of the spine that is primarily manifested as a rounded hump in the upper back and that typically affects older women, with the curvature being the result of collapse of the spinal column because of osteoporosis.