lumbrical

[ luhm-bri-kuh l ]
/ ˈlʌm brɪ kəl /

noun Anatomy.

any of four wormlike muscles in the palm of the hand and in the sole of the foot.

Nearby words

  1. lumbocostal,
  2. lumbocostal ligament,
  3. lumbocostoabdominal triangle,
  4. lumboinguinal,
  5. lumbosacral,
  6. lumbrical muscle of foot,
  7. lumbrical muscle of hand,
  8. lumbricalis,
  9. lumbricidal,
  10. lumbricide

Origin of lumbrical

1685–95; < New Latin lumbrīcālis, literally, pertaining to a worm, equivalent to Latin lumbrīc(us) earthworm + -ālis -al1

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