a combining form meaning “loin,” used in the formation of compound words: lumbosacral.
- lumbocostal ligament,
- lumbocostoabdominal triangle,
Also especially before a vowel, lumb-.
Origin of lumbo-
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word-forming element meaning "loin, loins," from comb. form of Latin lumbus (see lumbago).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper