a fear of stooping, becoming stooped
Word Origin

Greek kypho- ‘crooked’


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    kyphos ky·phos (kī’fŏs’) n. The convex part of the back produced by kyphosis; the hump.

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    [kahy-foh-skoh-lee-oh-sis, -skol-ee-] /ˌkaɪ foʊˌskoʊ liˈoʊ sɪs, -ˌskɒl i-/ noun, Pathology. 1. a condition in which the spinal column is convex both backward and sideways. kyphoscoliosis ky·pho·sco·li·o·sis (kī’fō-skō’lē-ō’sĭs, -skŏl’ē-) n. A condition in which the spinal disorders of kyphosis and scoliosis occur together.

  • Kyphosis

    [kahy-foh-sis] /kaɪˈfoʊ sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. an abnormal, convex curvature of the spine, with a resultant bulge at the upper back. /kaɪˈfəʊsɪs/ noun 1. (pathol) backward curvature of the thoracic spine, of congenital origin or resulting from injury or disease; hunchback See also Pott’s disease Compare lordosis, scoliosis n. from Greek kyphos “crooked” + -osis. […]

  • Kyphotic pelvis

    kyphotic pelvis n. Backward curvature of the lumbar spine causing contraction of pelvic measurements.

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