Meaning of "Dowager's Hump"

excessive outward curvature of the spine, causing hunching of the back.

ky·pho·sis

kī-fō′sĭs

kyphosis

(kī-fō 'Sĭs)
n.
Abnormal backward curvature of the spine, resulting in the protrusion of the upper back; hunchback.

[Greek kūphōsis , from

kyphosis

kaɪˈfəʊsɪs

kyphosis

( kaɪfəʊsɪs )
n
(Pathology) pathol backward curvature of the thoracic spine, of congenital origin or as a result of injury or disease; hunchback. See also Pott's disease . Compare lordosis , scoliosis
[C19: from New Latin >

ky•pho•sis

(kaɪˈfoʊ sɪs)

ky • pho • sis

(kaɪfoʊ sɪs) n n n.
an abnormal convex curvature of the spine, with a resulting bulge in the upper back.
[1840-50;

kyphosis

an abnormal condition of the spine in which it has a hump, kyphos or curvature. - kyphotic , adj.
See also: Body, Human

kyphosis

kyphosis

Abnormal exterior curvature of the upper vertebral column.