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scoliosis vs. lordosis

[ skoh-lee-oh-sis, skol-ee- ]
  1. an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
[ lawr-doh-sis ]
  1. an abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region, resulting in a swaybacked posture.
  2. a posture assumed by some female mammals during mating, in which the back arches downward.

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