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lumbrical

[ luhm-bri-kuhl ]
/ ˈlʌm brɪ kəl /
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noun Anatomy.
any of four wormlike muscles in the palm of the hand and in the sole of the foot.
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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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