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hunchback

 [hunch´bak]
old term for kyphosis, now considered offensive.

hunch·back

(hŭnch'bak),
Nonmedical term for kyphosis or gibbus.

hunchback

/hunch·back/ (hunch´bak) old term for kyphosis, now considered offensive.

hunchback

(hŭnch′băk′)
n.
1. An individual whose back is hunched due to abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine. Also called humpback.
2. An abnormally curved or hunched back.
3. Kyphosis.

hunch′backed′ adj.

hunchback

A maternal effect gene which is important for patterning of anterior parts (head and thorax) of the Drosophila embryos

hunchback

Orthopedics A trivial name for angular kyphosis–AK which, in children, is either congenital, due to a lack of segmentation or lack of formation of one or more vertebral bodies Treatment Surgical fusion of vertebrae; acquired AK in children is idiopathic and often accompanied by a compensatory ↑ in lumbar lordosis; in adults, AK may be due to infections–eg, midthoracic TB or neoplastic–eg, myeloma or infiltration by an osteophilic CA–eg, breast or kidney

hunchback

a rounded deformity, or hump, of the back, or an animal with such a deformity. The condition is called also kyphosis and is the result of an abnormal upward curvature of the spine.
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