lumbar

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adjective lum·bar \ˈləm-bər, -ˌbär\

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 in a Sentence

  1. This seat provides good lumbar support.

Origin and Etymology of lumbar

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


First Known Use: circa 1656


LUMBAR Defined for English Language Learners

lumbar

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adjective lum·bar \ˈləm-bər, -ˌbär\

Definition of lumbar for English Language Learners

  • medical : relating to or lying near the lower back


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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


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