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lumbar puncture

noun

Definition of LUMBAR PUNCTURE

:  puncture of the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region of the spinal cord to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid or inject anesthetic drugs

First Known Use of LUMBAR PUNCTURE

1895

Rhymes with LUMBAR PUNCTURE

lumbar puncture

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LUMBAR PUNCTURE

:  puncture of the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region of the spinal cord to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid or inject anesthetic drugs—called also spinal tap

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