forward curvature of the spine, producing a hollow in the back
Origin of lordosisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek lord?sis ; 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 lord&omacron;sis, from lordos, bent backward.