loin

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loin

noun \ˈlin\

: an area on the back of an animal's body near the tail

: meat from this area

loins : the area of a person's body that includes the sexual organs

Full Definition of LOIN

1
a :  the part of a human being or quadruped on each side of the spinal column between the hipbone and the false ribs
b :  a cut of meat comprising this part of one or both sides of a carcass with the adjoining half of the vertebrae included but without the flank
2
plural
a :  the upper and lower abdominal regions and the region about the hips
b (1) :  the pubic region
(2) :  the reproductive organs

Examples of LOIN

  1. There was a towel wrapped around his loins.

Origin of LOIN

Middle English loyne, from Anglo-French loigne, from Vulgar Latin *lumbea, from Latin lumbus; akin to Old English lendenu loins, Old Church Slavic lędviję
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with LOIN

loin

noun \ˈlin\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LOIN

1
: the part of the body of a human or a quadruped that is situated on each side of the spinal column between the hip bone and the false ribs
2
loins pl a : the upper and lower abdominal regions and the region about the hips b (1) : the pubic region (2) : the generative organs—not usually used technically in senses 2a, b

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