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secondary curvatures of vertebral column

 

Definition: ventrally convex curves of the vertebral column that develop postnatally in the cervical and lumbar regions: the cervical and lumbar lordoses.

Synonym(s): curvaturae secondariae columnae vertebralisTA

See Also: lordosis

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