AskDefine | Define hunchback

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hunchback adj : characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column [syn: crookback, crookbacked, humped, humpbacked, hunchbacked, gibbous, kyphotic]


1 an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column [syn: kyphosis, humpback]
2 a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine [syn: humpback, crookback]

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  1. One who is stooped or hunched over.
  2. A deformed upper spinal column in the shape of a hump in the back.
  3. A person with kyphosis, a spinal deformity that causes a hunched over appearance.


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Hunchback may refer to one of the following.

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