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Medical Term:

lumbar lordosis


Definition: the normal, anteriorly convex curvature of the lumbar segment of the vertebral column; lumbar lordosis is a secondary curvature of the vertebral column, acquired postnatally as the upright posture is assumed when one learns to walk.

Synonym(s): lordosis lumbalisTA, lumbar flexure

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