Definition of Lordosis

1. Noun. An abnormal inward (forward) curvature of the vertebral column.

Exact synonyms: Hollow-back
Generic synonyms: Spinal Curvature
Derivative terms: Lordotic



Definition of Lordosis

1. n. A curvature of the spine forwards, usually in the lumbar region.

Definition of Lordosis

1. Noun. (pathology) An excessive curvature of the spine, causing a hollow in the back. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lordosis

1. a curvature of the spinal column [n -DOSES] : LORDOTIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Lordosis

1. Accentuation of the lumbar curvature of the spine. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lordosis

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lordoma
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lordoscoliosis
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lordosis (current term)
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Literary usage of Lordosis

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1. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"lordosis Excessive lordosis of the spine is due chiefly to hip diseases (Fig. ... lordosis in bilateral dislocation of the hip results from the location of ..."

2. An Index of differential diagnosis of main symptoms by Herbert French (1912)
"47 and 48) is of a more uniform character without complicating lordosis, ... lordosis, Hollow-Back—-This deformity is only common in the lumbar and lower ..."

3. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"Where the joint is flexed, some special deformity (lordosis) will exist when the ... lordosis effaced by elevating the flexed limb. shortening of the limb ..."

4. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra, Luther Emmett Holt (1912)
"Fio 2b Characteristic lordosis in a boy of 12. Normal curvature of the vertebral column in a girl 12 years old. Erlanger and Hooker had previously pointed ..."

5. Spondylotherapy: Physio and Pharmaco-therapy and Diagnostic Methods Based on by Albert Abrams (1918)
"Kyphosis and lordosis may co-exist. lordosis is frequently an act of ... This compensatory lordosis is noted in pregnancy, in obese individuals, ..."

6. Spondylotherapy; Spinal Concussion and the Application of Other Methods to by Albert Abrams (1910)
"lumbar curvature is called lordosis, anterior concavity or saddle-back (Fig. 37). ... Kyphosis and lordosis may co-exist. lordosis is frequently an act of ..."

7. Orthopedic Surgery for Nurses by John McWilliams Berry (1916)
"lordosis lordosis, or bending forward of the spine, is, as a rule, a secondary deformity. For example, in double congenital dislocation of the hip the heads ..."

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