- an abnormal, convex curvature of the spine, with a resultant bulge at the upper back.
Origin of kyphosis
Related Words for kyphosisknob, protrusion, ridge, hunch, bulge, protuberance, prominence, mound, dune, bump, excrescence, elevation, eminence, swell, hill, kyphosis, hummock, knap, tumescence, gibbosity
Examples from the Web for kyphosis
Historical Examples of kyphosis
If the kyphosis is but functional, the prominence disappears at once.
In almost every case, however, this kyphosis is but apparent and the result of muscular debility.
After the administration of one-half grain to a pregnant rabbit he observed loss of appetite and kyphosis.The Toxicity of Caffein
In rickets, associated with kyphosis, there is a form of exaggerated rotated pelvis (pubis high).Pedagogical Anthropology
Whether or not this hypothesis correctly accounts for kyphosis in turtles can be ascertained only by further study.Kyphosis and other Variations in Soft-shelled Turtles
Hobart M. Smith
Word Origin for kyphosis
from Greek kyphos "crooked" + -osis.
- Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in a protuberant upper back.humpback