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  • kyphotic — adjective characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column • Syn: ↑crookback, ↑crookbacked, ↑humped, ↑humpbacked, ↑hunchbacked, ↑gibbous • Similar to: ↑unfit …   Useful english dictionary

  • kyphotic — adjective see kyphosis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kyphotic — Relating to or suffering from kyphosis. * * * ky·phot·ic (ki fotґik) affected with or pertaining to kyphosis …   Medical dictionary

  • kyphotic — adj. hunchbacked, suffering from extreme curvature of the spine (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kyphotic — ky·phot·ic …   English syllables

  • kyphotic — Hump backed …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • kyphotic angle — the superior angle formed by intersection of two lines drawn on the lateral chest radiogram, tangential to the anterior borders of the second and eleventh intervertebral spaces; an index of the degree of deformity in thoracic kyphosis …   Medical dictionary

  • kyphotic pelvis — a pelvis characterized by increase of the conjugate diameter at the brim, with decrease of the transverse diameter at the outlet, due to close proximity of the ischial spines and tuberosities …   Medical dictionary

  • kyphosis — kyphotic /kuy fot ik/, adj. /kuy foh sis/, n. Pathol. an abnormal, convex curvature of the spine, with a resultant bulge at the upper back. Cf. lordosis, scoliosis. [1840 50; < Gk kýphosis a hunched state, equiv. to kyph(ós) humpbacked + osis… …   Universalium

  • Scheuermann's disease — Classification and external resources A 20 year old male with Scheuermann s disease, showing various measurement of kyphotic/lordotic degrees and their supplementary angles. Notice the signature wedging shape of the four vertebrae in the lower… …   Wikipedia

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