an abnormal, convex curvature of the spine, with a resultant bulge at the upper back.
- ky·phot·ic [kahy-fot-ik], /kaɪˈfɒt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use kyphosis in a sentence
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
In rickets, associated with kyphosis, there is a form of exaggerated rotated pelvis (pubis high).Pedagogical Anthropology | Maria Montessori
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 | William Salant
British Dictionary definitions for kyphosis
- kyphotic (kaɪˈfɒtɪk), adjective
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