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cervical lordosis

 

Definition: the normal, anteriorly convex curvature of the cervical segment of the vertebral column; cervical lordosis is a secondary curvature of the vertebral column, acquired postnatally as the infant lifts its head.

Synonym(s): lordosis cervicisTA, lordosis colli

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