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[luhm-ber, -bahr] /ˈlʌm bər, -bɑr/

of or relating to the loin or loins.
a lumbar vertebra, artery, or the like.
of, near, or relating to the part of the body between the lowest ribs and the hipbones

“pertaining to or situated near the loins,” 1650s, from Modern Latin lumbaris, from Latin lumbus “loin” (see lumbago).

lumbar lum·bar (lŭm’bər, -bär’)
Of, near, or situated in the part of the back and sides between the lowest ribs and the pelvis.
Located at or near the part of the back lying between the lowest ribs and the hips.


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