dowagers hump

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dow′ager's hump′

n. Informal.
a type of kyphosis, common in older women, in which the shoulders become rounded and the upper back develops a hump.
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Dowagers hump is a name given to an excessive curvature to the top of the spine that you see in older women with osteoporosis.
In severe cases, osteoporosis can cause a person's shoulders to round and the upper back to deform, resulting in the condition dubbed dowagers hump.