Meaning of "Dowager's Hump"

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

ky·pho·sis

kī-fō′sĭs
ky·pho·sis  (kī-fō′sĭs)
n.
Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in protuberance of the upper back; hunchback.

[Greek kūphōsis, from kūphos, bent.]

ky·phot′ic (-fŏt′ĭk) adj.

kyphosis

kaɪˈfəʊsɪs
kyphosis (kaɪˈfəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol backward curvature of the thoracic spine, of congenital origin or resulting from injury or disease; hunchback. See also Pott's disease Compare lordosis, scoliosis
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek kuphōsis, from kuphos humpbacked]
kyphotic adj

ky•pho•sis

(kaɪˈfoʊ sɪs)
ky•pho•sis (kaɪˈfoʊ sɪs) n.
an abnormal convex curvature of the spine, with a resultant bulge at the upper back.
[1840–50; < Greek]
ky•phot′ic (-ˈfɒt ɪk) adj.
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 outward curvature of the upper spine.