kyphosis

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ky·pho·sis

 (kī-fō′sĭs)
n.
Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in protuberance of the upper back; hunchback.

[Greek kūphōsis, from kūphos, bent.]

ky·phot′ic (-fŏt′ĭk) adj.

kyphosis

(kaɪˈfəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol backward curvature of the thoracic spine, of congenital origin or resulting from injury or disease; hunchback. See also Pott's disease Compare lordosis, scoliosis
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek kuphōsis, from kuphos humpbacked]
kyphotic adj

ky•pho•sis

(kaɪˈfoʊ sɪs)

n.
an abnormal convex curvature of the spine, with a resultant bulge at the upper back.
[1840–50; < Greek]
ky•phot′ic (-ˈfɒt ɪk) adj.

kyphosis

an abnormal condition of the spine in which it has a hump, kyphos, or curvature. — kyphotic, adj.
See also: Body, Human

kyphosis

Abnormal outward curvature of the upper spine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kyphosis - an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral columnkyphosis - an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
spinal curvature - an abnormal curvature of the vertebral column
Translations
hyperkyfóza
kyfoosikyttyräselkäisyys
cifoză

ky·pho·sis

n. cifosis.
1. exageración en la curvatura posterior de la espina dorsal corcova;
2. cambio notable al cartílago de las vertebras.

kyphosis

n cifosis f
References in periodicals archive ?
VCR is useful for treating patients with severe and fixed trunk translation, and it has been described for the treatment of spinal column tumors, spondyloptosis, congenital kyphosis, and hemivertebral excision.
Anomalies of the genitourinary tract associated with congenital scoliosis and congenital kyphosis.
The first description of congenital kyphosis was by Von Rokitansky in 1844; however, it was not until 1932 that Van Schrick differentiated a failure of vertebral-body formation from a failure of vertebral-body segmentation as a cause of congenital kyphosis.

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