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Relating to or suffering from kyphosis.


Relating to or suffering from kyphosis.
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(ki-fo'sis) [Gr., humpback]
1. The normal posterior curvature of the thoracic and sacral spine.
2. An exaggeration or angulation of the posterior curve of the thoracic spine, giving rise to the condition commonly known as humpback, hunchback, or Pott's curvature. It may be due to congenital anomaly, disease (tuberculosis, syphilis), malignancy, or compression fracture. This term also refers to an excessive curvature of the spine with convexity backward, which may result from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, rickets, or other conditions.
Synonym: humpback; spinal curvature See: illustrationkyphotic (-fot'ik), adjective
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