kyphotic

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Ancient Greek κύφος (kúphos, humpback, bent) +‎ -otic.

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kyphotic (comparative more kyphotic, superlative most kyphotic)

  1. (anatomy, pathology) Relating to, or exhibiting, kyphosis.
    • 2007, Nicette Sergueef, Cranial Osteopathy for Infants, Children and Adolescents:
      Kyphosis is an increase of the spinal curve in the sagittal plane that results in a greater than normal posterior convexity (anterior concavity). An increased kyphotic curve is encountered more often in the thoracic spine, where it produces a rounded upper back, or 'humped back'.

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