from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in protuberance of the upper back; hunchback.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An abnormal curvature of the spine, causing a hunchback.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a curvature of the spine, convex backward. Also written cyphosis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
Greek kūphōsis, from kūphos, bent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κύφος (kuphos, "humpback, bent") + -osis (Wiktionary)