dowager hump

dow·a·ger hump

postmenopausal thoracic kyphosis of older women due to osteoporosis and compression fractures of vertebra.

dow·a·ger hump

(dow'ă-jĕr hŭmp)
Postmenopausal cervical kyphosis of older women due to osteoporosis and compression fractures of vertebra.
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Jenny describes decaying bodies in rich detail: "Slack bosoms and dowager humps," a pantsuit "slung on her wasted body as if on a wire hanger," drooping heads, bent backs, "a lot of rolling flesh exposed." While Jenny is honest about the shrunken condition of her sisters, the people around them and the old she sees in public places, her repeated comments on their ugliness seem to objectify them.