forward curvature of the spine, producing a hollow in the back
Origin of lordosisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek lordōsis ; from lordos, bent backward ; from Indo-European base an unverified form lerd-, to make crooked from source Gaelic lorcach, with a lame foot
- An abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region.
- The mating posture displayed by female rodents and certain other mammals, in which the back is arched downward and the hindquarters are raised.
Origin of lordosisGreek lordōsis, from lordos, bent backward.