An excessive curvature of the spine, causing a hollow in the back.
Syn: hollow back, saddle back

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  • lordosis — f. anat. Curvatura de la columna vertebral de convexidad anterior. Hay dos lordosis fisiológicas: la cervical y la lumbar. Se opone a cifosis. Medical Dictionary. 2011. lordosis …   Diccionario médico

  • lordosis — curvature of the spine, 1704, Modern Latin, from Gk. lordosis, from lordos bent backwards. Related: Lordotic …   Etymology dictionary

  • lordosis — [lôr dō′sis] n. [ModL < Gr lordōsis < lordos, bent backward < IE base * lerd , to make crooked > Gael lorcach, with a lame foot] forward curvature of the spine, producing a hollow in the back lordotic [lôrdät′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Lordosis — Lor*do sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? bent so as to be convex in front.] (Med.) (a) A curvature of the spine forwards, usually in the lumbar region. (b) Any abnormal curvature of the bones. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lordōsis — (gr.), Rückgrathsverkrümmung nach vorn …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lordosis — Lordōsis (grch.), s. Senkrücken …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • lordosis — (Del gr. λόρδωσις). f. Med. Corcova con prominencia anterior …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Lordosis — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Lordosis ICD10 = M40.3 M40.5 ICD9 = ICD9|737.2 Lordosis (commonly referred to as swayback, saddle back, or hyper lordosis) is a medical term used to describe an inward curvature of a portion of the vertebral column …   Wikipedia

  • Lordosis — (Del gr. lordosis.) ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Curvatura de la columna vertebral con convexidad hacia delante. IRREG. plural lordosis * * * lordosis (del gr. «lórdōsis») f. Med. Torcedura de un hueso con la convexidad hacia la parte delantera …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lordosis — Inward curvature of the spine. Normally, for example, the low back demonstrates lordosis. The spine is not supposed to be absolutely straight, so some degree of curvature is normal. When the curve exceeds the usual range, it may be due to… …   Medical dictionary