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lumbar

[luhm-ber, -bahr] /ˈlʌm bər, -bɑr/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the loin or loins.
noun
2.
a lumbar vertebra, artery, or the like.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Neo-Latin lumbāris. See lumb-, -ar1
Related forms
prelumbar, adjective
sublumbar, adjective
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  • Then he revealed that he did have too much backbone, literally--six lumbar vertebrae instead of five.
  • He suffered from a degenerative disc disease of the lumbar and cervical spine.
  • For day hikes, a small day pack or lumbar pack should suffice.
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  • In the lumbar region flexion and extension are free.
  • Spondylolisthesis occurs when one of the lumbar vertebrae slips over another, or over the sacrum.
  • Exercises called lumbar extension strength training are proving to be effective.
British Dictionary definitions for lumbar

lumbar

/ˈlʌmbə/
adjective
1.
of, near, or relating to the part of the body between the lowest ribs and the hipbones
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin lumbāris, from Latin lumbus loin
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Word Origin and History for lumbar
adj.

"pertaining to or situated near the loins," 1650s, from Modern Latin lumbaris, from Latin lumbus "loin" (see lumbago).

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lumbar in Medicine

lumbar lum·bar (lŭm'bər, -bär')
adj.
Of, near, or situated in the part of the back and sides between the lowest ribs and the pelvis.

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lumbar in Science
lumbar
  (lŭm'bər)   
Located at or near the part of the back lying between the lowest ribs and the hips.
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