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swayback

/sway·back/ (swa´bak) lordosis (2).

swayback

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

sway′backed′ adj.

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).

swayback

one of the syndromes caused by a primary nutritional deficiency of copper. It may be congenital with lambs unable to stand or suck, spastic paralysis, sometimes blindness, or delayed, appearing at 3 to 6 weeks of age. There is incoordination and spasticity. See also enzootic ataxia.