noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kyphōsis, from kyphos humpbacked Date: 1847 exaggerated outward curvature of the thoracic region of the spine resulting in a rounded upper back — compare lordosiskyphotic adjective

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  • kyphosis — [kī fō′sis] n. [ModL < Gr kyphōsis < kyphos, a hump, hunch < IE * keubh < base * keu , to bend, arch > HIP1, HUMP] abnormal curvature of the spine resulting in a hump kyphotic [kīfät′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Kyphōsis — (v. gr.), Verschiebung der Wirbel u. Verkrümmungen nach hinten; daher Kyphosus, so v.w. Höckerrücken …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Kyphōsis — (griech.), Verbuckelung, s. Pottsches Übel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • kyphosis — (n.) from Gk. kyphos crooked + OSIS (Cf. osis) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Kyphosis — For other uses, see Kyphosis (disambiguation). Hunchback redirects here. For other uses, see Hunchback (disambiguation). Kyphosis Classification and external resources A preoperative image of a 22 year old male with Scheuer …   Wikipedia

  • Kyphosis — Outward curvature of the spine, causing a humped back. Treatment is by physical therapy and wearing a back brace, and in some cases by surgery. Surgery may include inserting a metal rod in the spine and restructuring some bones, and is usually… …   Medical dictionary

  • kyphosis — n. outward curvature of the spine, which if excessive causes hunching of the back. A mobile kyphosis may be caused by bad posture or muscle weakness or may develop to compensate for another condition, such as hip deformity; it can be corrected by …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • kyphosis — kyphotic /kuy fot ik/, adj. /kuy foh sis/, n. Pathol. an abnormal, convex curvature of the spine, with a resultant bulge at the upper back. Cf. lordosis, scoliosis. [1840 50; < Gk kýphosis a hunched state, equiv. to kyph(ós) humpbacked + osis… …   Universalium

  • Kyphosis — kupra statusas T sritis gyvūnų raida, augimas, ontogenezė, embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Kyphosis ryšiai: platesnis terminas – stuburo ydos sinonimas – kifozė …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • Kyphosis — kupra statusas T sritis embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Kyphosis ryšiai: platesnis terminas – stuburo ydos sinonimas – kifozė …   Medicininės histologijos ir embriologijos vardynas

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