thoracic kyphosis

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thoracic kyphosis

[TA]
the normal, anteriorly concave curvature of the thoracic segment of the vertebral column, in which the primary curvature of the fetal embryo is maintained into maturity.
Synonym(s): kyphosis thoracica [TA]

thoracic kyphosis

the dorsally convex curve formed by the thoracic spinal column when seen from the side. Also called thoracic curvature.

tho·rac·ic ky·pho·sis

(thōr-as'ik kī-fō'sis) [TA]
The normal, anteriorly concave curvature of the thoracic segment of the vertebral column, in which the primary curvature of the fetal embryo is maintained into maturity.