[ lawr-doh-sis ]
/ lɔrˈdoʊ sɪs /
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Origin of lordosis
1695–1705; < New Latin < Greek lórdōsis literally, a bending back, equivalent to lord(ós) bent backwards + -ōsis -osis
OTHER WORDS FROM lordosislor·dot·ic [lawr-dot-ik] /lɔrˈdɒt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby lordosis
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Example sentences from the Web for lordosis
Gloria tried to remember the medical term for it: it was something to do with a lordosis.Hex|Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
By thus converting a posterior into an anterior dislocation, the tilting of the pelvis and the lordosis are greatly diminished.
British Dictionary definitions for lordosis
/ (lɔːˈdəʊsɪs) /
Derived forms of lordosislordotic (lɔːˈdɒtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for lordosis
C18: New Latin from Greek lordōsis, from lordos bent backwards
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Medical definitions for lordosis
[ lôr-dō′sĭs ]
An abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region.hollow back saddle back
Other words from lordosislor•dot′ic (-dŏt′ĭk) adj.
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