curvature

curvature (ker´va-chur)

A bending or flexure. See angulation.curvatura [NA]; [L. curvatura, fr. curvo, pp. -atus, to bend, curve]
angular c. a gibbous deformity, i.e., a sharp angulation of the spine, occurring in Pott's disease.Pott's c;
anterior c. c. in which a more distal or cephalad part is deviated anteriorly with respect to the coronal anatomic plane.
backward c. c. in which a more distal or cephalad part is deviated posteriorly with respect to the coronal anatomic plane.
gingival c. the rounding of the gum along its line of attachment to the neck of a tooth.
greater c. of stomach the border of the stomach to which the greater omentum is attached.curvatura ventriculi major [NA];
lateral c. c. in which a more distal part is deviated away from the anatomic sagittal plane.
lesser c. of stomach the right border of the stomach to which the lesser omentum is attached.curvatura ventriculi minor [NA];
occlusal c. curve of occlusion
Pott's c. angular c
spinal c. See kyphosis, lordosis, scoliosis.

 

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