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swayback

(swā′băk′)
n.
Excessive inward or downward curvature of the spine, especially in a horse.

sway′backed′ adj.
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swayback

An increase in the forward curvature of the spine in the lower back region (lumbar LORDOSIS) with a compensatory increase in the backward curvature in the chest region (dorsal KYPHOSIS).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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In clinical practice, the author has observed a high frequency of military patients with hip or back pain who present with swayback posture, most of whom were not aware of the postural fault.
More important in Figure 1, though, note the mild treble tilt or swayback, and the consequent relative prominence of the two octaves below 2 kHz; these probably correlate with my perception of a pleasant top and crisp upper midrange.
Head: Neutral Cervical: Normal anterior curve Scapulae: Riding flat against ribcage Thoracic: Normal posterior curve Pelvis: Neutral, ASIS on same frontal plane as pubic bone Hip Joint: Neutral Knee Joint: Neutral Ankle Joint: Neutral, lower leg joins foot at a 90 angle Lumbar: Normal anterior curve Lordosis (swayback) An exaggerated forward curvature of the lumbar spine, often resulting in a protruding abdomen and buttocks.
The up and down motion causes a condition known as swayback, says the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The day I took Barb to look at it it had not been blocked up yet and it had quite a swayback. She almost said no even before she got out of the truck.
Detritus in the roadway: litter, broken bottles, scraps of paper in the gutter, a Styrofoam cup blows across the street; or these meager houses with chipped paint, cracked glass, a patchwork of missing shingles across their swayback roofs.
who were all the rage in the old country once upon a time, swayback nags who charmed and gulled the rabble by rapping clop
The paunchy, swayback, middle-aged appearance of this willing chrome victim of technology helps the Egyptian take on a youthful, hopeful and eager appearance by contrast.
Alvanon's forms are based on a huge survey of women's measurements, and the plus-size forms (which go up to a US 24) have features like a soft squidgy stomach, tilted waist, swayback and forward shoulders.
A neutral pelvis is key for stability, but many dancers struggle with habits like tucking or swayback posture.
It rained a lot, and in the aftermath of storms or drizzles, gray still pools appeared on the swayback roofs and out in the rough terrain of the street, and everything got muddy and smelled like forest.
Muscle imbalance in the low back area such as excessive curve in the lumbar spine (swayback) can stretch the abdominal muscles and give the appearance of a protruding abdominal section.