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lumbrical

[luhm-bri-kuh l] /ˈlʌm brɪ kəl/
noun, Anatomy
1.
any of four wormlike muscles in the palm of the hand and in the sole of the foot.
Origin of lumbrical
1685-1695
1685-95; < New Latin lumbrīcālis, literally, pertaining to a worm, equivalent to Latin lumbrīc(us) earthworm + -ālis -al1
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