lumbar

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English[edit]

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The lumbar vertebrae.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lumbus (loin) + -ar. See loin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) enPR: lŭmʹbä IPA(key): /ˈlʌm.bɑː/
  • (US) enPR: lŭmʹbär IPA(key): /ˈlʌm.bɑɹ/
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Adjective[edit]

lumbar (not comparable)

  1. Related to the lower back or loin, specifically the five vertebrae between the rib cage and the pelvis.
    • 2008, David J. Magee, Orthopedic Physical Assessment, 5th edition, page 515:
      The lumbar spine supports the upper body and transmits the weight of the upper body to the pelvis and lower limbs.

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Noun[edit]

lumbar (plural lumbars)

  1. (informal) The lumbar region.
    Synonym: lower back
  2. A lumbar vertebra.
    • 1905, Robert W. Lovett, “The mechanism of the normal spine and its relation to scoliosis”, in Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, volume 153, number 13, page 354-355:
      The first lumbar moved between the erect position and extreme flexion 8.2 cm.

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Adjective[edit]

lumbar (masculine and feminine plural lumbars)

  1. (anatomy) lumbar

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Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lumbar m or f (plural lumbares)

  1. (anatomy) lumbar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lumbus (loin) +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lumˈbaɾ/, [lũmˈbaɾ]

Adjective[edit]

lumbar (plural lumbares)

  1. lumbar

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