Lordosis meaning

lôr-dō'sĭs
An abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region.
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The mating posture displayed by female rodents and certain other mammals, in which the back is arched downward and the hindquarters are raised.
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Forward curvature of the spine, producing a hollow in the back.
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An abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region.
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The mating posture displayed by female rodents and certain other mammals, in which the back is arched downward and the hindquarters are raised.
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(pathology) An excessive curvature of the spine, causing a hollow in the back.
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(zoology) A body posture of some female mammals, indicating receptivity to copulation.
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Origin of lordosis

  • Greek lordōsis from lordos bent backward
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition