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kyphosis

División en sílabas: ky·pho·sis
Pronunciación: /kīˈfōsəs
 
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Definición de kyphosis en inglés:

sustantivo

Medicine
Excessive outward curvature of the spine, causing hunching of the back. Compare with lordosis.
Example sentences
  • Patients with postural kyphosis can generally correct the kyphosis by making a conscious effort to do so.
  • The symptoms of kyphosis may resemble other spinal conditions or deformities, or may be a result of an injury or infection.
  • Kyphosis is a progressive disorder that can affect children or adults in the thoracic or cervical spine.

Origen

mid 19th century: from Greek kuphōsis, from kuphos 'bent, hunchbacked'.

Derivados

kyphotic

1
Pronunciación: /-ˈfätik/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Vertebroplasty makes no attempt to restore height and correct the kyphotic deformity which results from an osteoporotic compression fracture.
  • However, having said that, I remember reading about whether their doctor would correct the kyphotic curve in addition to the scoliosis.
  • If asked to lift up both hands, this person will sink into a posterior pelvic tilt and kyphotic seated position, in an attempt to maintain sitting balance.

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