Kyphosis definition

kī-fōsĭs
Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in protuberance of the upper back; hunchback.
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Abnormal curvature of the spine resulting in a hump.
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Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in protuberance of the upper back; hunchback.
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(pathology) An abnormal curvature of the spine, causing a hunchback.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kyphosis
Plural:
kyphoses

Origin of kyphosis

  • Greek kūphōsis from kūphos bent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek κύφος (kuphos, “humpback, bent”) + -osis

    From Wiktionary