sacralization

noun

sa·​cral·​iza·​tion ˌsā-krə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce sacralization (audio)
variants also British sacralisation
: incorporation (as of the last lumbar vertebra or any of its parts) into the sacrum
specifically : a congenital anomaly in which the fifth lumbar vertebra is fused to the sacrum in varying degrees

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“Sacralization.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sacralization. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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