Having a hump on the back, either naturally or due to a medical condition.

All modern camels are humpbacked creatures, but the number of humps depends on the species.

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  • Humpbacked — Hump backed , a. Having a humped back. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humpbacked — adjective Date: 1681 1. having a humped back 2. convexly curved < a humpbacked bridge > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • humpbacked — /hump bakt /, adj. having a hump on the back. [1675 85; b. huckbacked (huck haunch + BACKED) and crumpbacked (OE crump crooked + BACKED)] * * * …   Universalium

  • humpbacked — hump·backed bakt adj having a humped back …   Medical dictionary

  • humpbacked — Synonyms and related words: arched, arciform, arclike, arcual, bandy, bowed, bowlike, bunchbacked, camelback, concave, convex, crookbacked, embowed, gibbose, gibbous, humped, humpy, hunchbacked, hunched, hunchy, kyphotic, oxbow, vaulted …   Moby Thesaurus

  • humpbacked — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stooped, malformed, distorted; see deformed , disabled …   English dictionary for students

  • humpbacked — adj. having an abnormally protruding back …   English contemporary dictionary

  • humpbacked — adj See hunchbacked …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • humpbacked — hump•backed [[t]ˈhʌmpˌbækt[/t]] adj. pat zool. having a hump on the back …   From formal English to slang

  • humpbacked — /ˈhʌmpbækt/ (say humpbakt) adjective having a hump on the back …   Australian English dictionary

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