[ luhm-bey-goh ]
/ lʌmˈbeɪ goʊ /

noun Pathology.

pain in the lower, or lumbar, region of the back or loins, especially chronic or recurring pain.

Origin of lumbago

1685–95; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin lumb(us) loin + -āgō noun suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lumbago


/ (lʌmˈbeɪɡəʊ) /


pain in the lower back; backache affecting the lumbar region

Word Origin for lumbago

C17: from Late Latin lumbāgo, from Latin lumbus loin
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Medicine definitions for lumbago


[ lŭm-bāgō ]


A painful condition of the lower back, as one resulting from muscle strain or a slipped disk.
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