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lumbar triangle

lumbar triangle in Medicine

lumbar triangle n.
An area in the posterior abdominal wall, the site of occasional herniation, bounded by the edges of the latissimus dorsi and external oblique muscles and the iliac crest. Also called Petit's lumbar triangle.

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