lumbar artery

noun

: any artery of the usually four or occasionally five pairs that arise at the level of the lumbar vertebrae from the back of the aorta or in the case of the fifth pair from an artery arising from the aorta and that supply the muscles of the loins, the skin of the sides of the abdomen, and the spinal cord

Dictionary Entries Near lumbar artery

Cite this Entry

“Lumbar artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lumbar%20artery. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY