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lumbar

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adjective lum·bar \ˈləm-bər, -ˌbär\

Simple Definition of lumbar

  • medical : relating to or lying near the lower back

Full Definition of lumbar

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting the loins or the vertebrae between the thoracic vertebrae and sacrum <lumbar region>

Examples of lumbar

  1. This seat provides good lumbar support.



Origin of lumbar

New Latin lumbaris, from Latin lumbus loin — more at loin


First Known Use: circa 1656


Medical Dictionary

lumbar

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adjective lum·bar \ˈləm-bər, -ˌbär\

Medical Definition of lumbar

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or constituting the loins or the vertebrae between the thoracic vertebrae and sacrum <the lumbar region>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or being the abdominal region lying on either side of the umbilical region and above the corresponding iliac region




Learn More about lumbar

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "lumbar" Spanish Central: Translation of "lumbar" Britannica English: Translation of "lumbar" for Arabic speakers


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