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hump

 [hump]
a rounded eminence; called also gibbus.
dowager's hump popular name for dorsal kyphosis caused by multiple wedge fractures of the thoracic vertebrae seen in osteoporosis.

hump

(hŭmp),
A rounded protuberance or bulge.

hump

(hump) a rounded eminence.
dowager's hump  popular name for dorsal kyphosis caused by multiple wedge fractures of the thoracic vertebrae seen in osteoporosis.

hump

(hŭmp)
n.
1. A rounded mass or protuberance, such as the fleshy structure on the back of a camel or of some cattle.
2. A deformity of the back in humans caused by an abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine.
v. humped, humping, humps
v.tr.
To bend or round into a hump; arch.

humped (hŭmpt) adj.

hump

(hŭmp)
A rounded protuberance or bulge.
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