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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cur·va·ture

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

(kŭr'vă-chŭr)
A bending or flexure.
See: angulation
Synonym(s): curvatura.
[L. curvatura, fr. curvo, pp. -atus, to bend, curve]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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