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humpback

Noun

1 an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column [syn: kyphosis, hunchback]
2 a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine [syn: hunchback, crookback]
3 large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives [syn: humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae]

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humpback
  1. A humped back
  2. A person with a humpback: hunchback
  3. A person who suffers from kyphosis
  4. A humpback whale

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humped back
humpbacked person

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