lumbrical

lumbrical

[luhm-bri-kuhl]
noun Anatomy.
any of four wormlike muscles in the palm of the hand and in the sole of the foot.

Origin:
1685–95; < Neo-Latin lumbrīcālis, literally, pertaining to a worm, equivalent to Latin lumbrīc(us) earthworm + -ālis -al1

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lumbricalis (ˌlʌmbrɪˈkeɪlɪs)
 
n
anatomy any of the four wormlike muscles in the hand or foot
 
[C18: New Latin, from Latin lumbrīcus worm]
 
lumbrical
 
adj

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