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Meaning of lordosis

lor•do•sis

Pronunciation: (lôr-dō'sis), [key]
  1. an abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region, resulting in a swaybacked posture. Cf. kyphosis, scoliosis.
  2. a posture assumed by some female mammals during mating, in which the back arches downward.
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