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Humpback

Correct spelling for humpback

Medical definition of humpback:

Hunchback. 1. A deformed spine, Pott's curvature, angular curvature, kyphosis; lateral curvature, scoliosis. 2. A sufferer from angular or lateral curvature of the spine.

Usage examples for humpback:

  • Now, the humpback was not here this morning, but in the court- room. "Hand and Ring, – Anna Katharine Green"
  • At the same time a short but strongly- built ruffian, with a humpback sprang towards me, evidently intending to drag me off my horse, or to haul the animal away, so that I might be separated from my companion. "Paddy Finn, – W. H. G. Kingston"

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