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1. The part of the body of a human or quadruped on either side of the backbone and between the ribs and hips.
2. One of several cuts of meat, such as tenderloin, taken from this part of an animal's body, typically including the vertebrae of the segment from which it is taken.
a. The region of the hips, groin, and lower abdomen.
b. The reproductive organs.
[Middle English loine, from Old French loigne, from Vulgar Latin *lumbea (carō), loin (meat), feminine of *lumbeus, of the loin, from Latin lumbus, loin.]
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1. (Anatomy) the hips and the inner surface of the legs where they join the trunk of the body; crotch
a. euphemistic the reproductive organs
b. chiefly literary the womb
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|Noun||1.||loins - the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs|
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
|2.||loins - the region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen|
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
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