Origin of lordosis
1695–1705; < New Latin < Greek lórdōsis literally, a bending back, equivalent to lord(ós) bent backwards + -ōsis -osis
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C18: New Latin from Greek lordōsis, from lordos bent backwards
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Word Origin and History for lordotic
curvature of the spine, 1704, Modern Latin, from Greek lordosis, from lordos "bent backwards." Related: Lordotic.
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- An abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region.hollow back saddle back
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