- of or relating to the loin or loins.
- a lumbar vertebra, artery, or the like.
Origin of lumbar
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Examples from the Web for lumbar
“I think some guy invented [lumbar support] for women to get their breasts up,” he told MTV.Ashton Kutcher’s History of Idiocy: Ubergate, Brownface, Joe Paterno, and More
November 20, 2014
Perhaps the lumbar spine is a much better adapted structure than we realize.Is Your Chair Killing You? The Consequences of Comfort
Daniel E. Lieberman
October 14, 2013
And the moon is polarized with the lumbar ganglion, primarily, in man.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
He divides the vertebral columns into cervical, dorsal, and lumbar portions.Fathers of Biology
The lumbar region is what is commonly called the loins, sir.Handy Andy, Volume One
Tenth lumbar (last): Centrum like that in Barnegat skeleton.
They are longer on the first lumbar and incline a little forward.
- of, near, or relating to the part of the body between the lowest ribs and the hipbones
C17: from New Latin lumbāris, from Latin lumbus loin
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Word Origin and History for lumbar
"pertaining to or situated near the loins," 1650s, from Modern Latin lumbaris, from Latin lumbus "loin" (see lumbago).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, near, or situated in the part of the back and sides between the lowest ribs and the pelvis.
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- Located at or near the part of the back lying between the lowest ribs and the hips.
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