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[luhm-bri-key-lis] /ˌlʌm brɪˈkeɪ lɪs/

noun, plural lumbricales
[luhm-bri-key-leez] /ˌlʌm brɪˈkeɪ liz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
(anatomy) any of the four wormlike muscles in the hand or foot


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