lordosis: in four-legged animals, the crouching, arched or saddle-back, mating posture of the female presenting her hind end to the male for copulation [from Greek, lordosis].

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Lor*do"sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. bent so as to be convex in front.] Med. (a)

A curvature of the spine forwards, usually in the lumbar region.


Any abnormal curvature of the bones.


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