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[lawr-doh-sis] /lɔrˈdoʊ sɪs/

Pathology. an abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region, resulting in a swaybacked posture.
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a posture assumed by some female mammals during mating, in which the back arches downward.
(pathol) forward curvature of the lumbar spine: congenital or caused by trauma or disease Nontechnical name hollow-back Compare kyphosis, scoliosis
(zoology) concave arching of the back occurring in many female animals during sexual stimulation

curvature of the spine, 1704, Modern Latin, from Greek lordosis, from lordos “bent backwards.” Related: Lordotic.

lordosis lor·do·sis (lôr-dō’sĭs)
An abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region. Also called hollow back, saddle back.
lor·dot’ic (-dŏt’ĭk) adj.


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