# curvature

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## curvature

[ker´vah-chur]
a nonangular deviation from a normally straight course.
greater curvature of stomach the left or lateral and inferior border of the stomach, marking the inferior junction of the anterior and posterior surfaces.
lesser curvature of stomach the right or medial border of the stomach, marking the superior junction of the anterior and posterior surfaces.
penile curvature curvature of the penis to one side when erect; called also clubbed penis.
Pott's curvature abnormal posterior curvature of the spine occurring as a result of Pott's disease.
spinal curvature abnormal deviation of the vertebral column, as in kyphosis, lordosis, and scoliosis.

## cur·va·ture

(ker'vă-chūr),
A bending or flexure. See: angulation.
Synonym(s): curvatura
[L. curvatura, fr. curvo, pp. -atus, to bend, curve]

## curvature

/cur·va·ture/ (ker´vah-cher) deviation from a rectilinear direction.
greater curvature of stomach  the left or lateral and inferior border of the stomach, marking the inferior junction of the anterior and posterior surfaces.
lesser curvature of stomach  the right or medial border of the stomach, marking the superior junction of the anterior and posterior surfaces.
Pott's curvature  abnormal posterior curvature of the spine due to tuberculous caries.
spinal curvature  abnormal deviation of the vertebral column.

## curvature

(kûr′və-cho͝or′, -chər)
n.
1. The act of curving or the state of being curved.
2. Medicine A curving or bending, especially an abnormal one: curvature of the spine.

## curvature

[kur′vəchər]
a bending or curving of a line from the course of a straight line.

## cur·va·ture

(kŭr'vă-chŭr)
A bending or flexure.
See: angulation
Synonym(s): curvatura.
[L. curvatura, fr. curvo, pp. -atus, to bend, curve]

## curvature

a nonangular deviation from a normally straight course.

greater curvature of reticulum
in the cow lies against the diaphragm opposite the sixth and seventh ribs and faces left and ventrally.
greater curvature of stomach
the left or lateral border of the stomach, marking the junction of the parietal and visceral surfaces.
lesser curvature of reticulum
in the cow faces right and dorsally and lies against the omasum.
lesser curvature of stomach
the right or medial border of the stomach, marking the junction of the parietal and visceral surfaces.
spinal curvature
abnormal deviation of the vertebral column, as in kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis.
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