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primary curvature of vertebral column


Definition: the ventrally concave curve of the fetal vertebral column, retained in the thoracic and sacral regions as the thoracic and sacral kyphoses.

Synonym(s): curvatura primaria columnae vertebralisTA

See Also: kyphosis

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