Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
relating to the loin, especially the lower back area: a pain in the lumbar region
Not to be confused with:
lumber – logs or timber cut for use; to move in a slow, clumsy, noisy way: He lumbers along like an old, angry bear.
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree
Of, near, or situated in the part of the back and sides between the lowest ribs and the pelvis.
A lumbar artery, nerve, vertebra, or part.
[New Latin lumbāris, from Latin lumbus, loin.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Anatomy) of, near, or relating to the part of the body between the lowest ribs and the hipbones
[C17: from New Latin lumbāris, from Latin lumbus loin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
lum•bar(ˈlʌm bər, -bɑr)
1. of or pertaining to the loin or loins.n.
2. a lumbar vertebra, artery, or the like.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Located at or near the part of the back lying between the lowest ribs and the hips: lumbar vertebrae; the lumbar spine.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Adj.||1.||lumbar - of or relating to or near the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones; "lumbar vertebrae"|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
lumbar[ˈlʌmbəʳ] ADJ → lumbar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
lumbar[ˈlʌmbəʳ] adj (Med) → lombare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. lumbar, región de la espalda entre el tórax y la pelvis;
___ puncture → punción ___;
___ vertebrae → vértebras ___ -es.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.