lumbago

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noun lum·ba·go \ ˌləm-ˈbā-(ˌ)gō \

Definition of lumbago

:acute or chronic pain (such as that caused by muscle strain) in the lower back

Examples of lumbago in a Sentence

  1. experiencing an attack of lumbago

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Origin and Etymology of lumbago

Latin, from lumbus


LUMBAGO Defined for English Language Learners

lumbago

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Definition of lumbago for English Language Learners

  • : pain in the lower back


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lumbago

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noun lum·ba·go \ ˌləm-ˈbā-(ˌ)gō \

medical Definition of lumbago

:acute or chronic pain (as that caused by muscle strain) in the lower back

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