lumbar lordosis

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lumbar lordosis

[TA]
the normal, anteriorly convex curvature of the lumbar segment of the vertebral column; lumbar lordosis is a secondary curvature of the vertebral column, acquired postnatally as the upright posture is assumed when one learns to walk.

lumbar lordosis

the dorsally concave curvature of the lumbar spinal column when seen from the side. Also called lumbar curvature.

lum·bar lor·do·sis

(lŭm'bahr lōr-dō'sis) [TA]
The normal, anteriorly convex curvature of the lumbar segment of the vertebral column; a secondary curvature, acquired postnatally as the upright posture is assumed when one learns to walk.
Synonym(s): lordosis lumbalis [TA] .