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kyphosis

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From Greek κύφος (kyphos), humpback, bent), probably cognate with κύβος (kybos), cube, vertebra), Latin cubare (to bend oneself, lie down).

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kyphosis

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kyphoses

kyphosis (kyphoses)
  1. (pathology) An abnormal curvature of the spine, causing a hunchback.

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