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lor·do·sis

 (lôr-dō′sĭs)
n. pl. lor·do·ses (-sēz)
1. An abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region.
2. The mating posture displayed by female rodents and certain other mammals, in which the back is arched downward and the hindquarters are raised.

[Greek lordōsis, from lordos, bent backward.]

lor·dot′ic (-dŏt′ĭk) adj.

lordosis

(lɔːˈdəʊsɪs)
n
1. (Pathology) pathol forward curvature of the lumbar spine: congenital or caused by trauma or disease. Nontechnical name: hollow-back Compare kyphosis, scoliosis
2. (Zoology) zoology concave arching of the back occurring in many female animals during sexual stimulation
[C18: New Latin from Greek lordōsis, from lordos bent backwards]
lordotic adj

lor•do•sis

(lɔrˈdoʊ sɪs)

n.
1. an abnormal forward curvature of the spine, resulting in a swaybacked posture. Compare kyphosis, scoliosis.
2. a posture assumed by some female mammals during mating, in which the back arches downward.
[1695–1705; < Greek lórdōsis < lordō-, variant s. of lordoûn to bend back]
lor•dot′ic (-ˈdɒt ɪk) adj.

lordosis

any abnormal curvature of the bones, especially forward curvature of the spine, resulting in a hollow in the back. — lordotic, adj.
See also: Body, Human, Bones

lordosis

Abnormal inward curvature of the lower spine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lordosis - an abnormal inward (forward) curvature of the vertebral column
spinal curvature - an abnormal curvature of the vertebral column
Translations
hyperlordóza

lor·do·sis

n. lordosis, curva exagerada; aumento exagerado hacia adelante de la concavidad de la columna lumbar.

lordosis

n lordosis f
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