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Noun: humpback  'húmp,bak
  1. An abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
    - kyphosis, hunchback
  2. A person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
    - hunchback, crookback
  3. Large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives
    - humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae

Derived forms: humpbacks

Type of: baleen whale, cripple, spinal curvature, whalebone whale

Part of: genus Megaptera, Megaptera

Encyclopedia: Humpback