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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in protuberance of the upper back; hunchback.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a curvature of the spine, convex backward. Also written cyphosis.

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  • noun pathology An abnormal curvature of the spine, causing a hunchback.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek kūphōsis, from kūphos, bent.]

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From Ancient Greek κύφος (kuphos, "humpback, bent") + -osis

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