noun. an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column.
Example sentences of the word kyphosis
1. Noun, singular or mass
At the other end of spectrum from kyphosis is lordosis, which is an excessive inward curve of the lower back.
2. Verb, base form
Women, in particular, are vulnerable to kyphosis, or the dreaded hunchback, while doing behind-the-neck presses when their torso is weak, showed the 2015 study.