lumbar

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lumbar

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.
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lum·bar

 (lŭm′bər, -bär′)
adj.
Of, near, or situated in the part of the back and sides between the lowest ribs and the pelvis.
n.
A lumbar artery, nerve, vertebra, or part.

[New Latin lumbāris, from Latin lumbus, loin.]
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lumbar

(ˈlʌmbə)
adj
(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]
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lum•bar

(ˈlʌm bər, -bɑr)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the loin or loins.
n.
2. a lumbar vertebra, artery, or the like.
[1650–60; < New Latin lumbāris= Latin lumb(us) loin + -āris -ar1]
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lum·bar

(lŭm′bər)
Located at or near the part of the back lying between the lowest ribs and the hips: lumbar vertebrae; the lumbar spine.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lumbar - of or relating to or near the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones; "lumbar vertebrae"
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Translations
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lumbar

[ˈlʌmbəʳ] ADJlumbar
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

lumbar

adjLenden-, lumbal (spec); the lumbar regiondie Lendengegend; lumbar punctureLumbalpunktion f
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lumbar

[ˈlʌmbəʳ] adj (Med) → lombare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

lum·bar

a. lumbar, región de la espalda entre el tórax y la pelvis;
___ puncturepunción ___;
___ vertebraevértebras ___ -es.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lumbar

adj lumbar
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References in periodicals archive ?
The gait characteristics most likely to improve after lumbar puncture are gait speed, the number of steps taken during an '80 degree turn, and the likelihood of falling.'2 Warnecke reports that gait velocity is the most critical parameter to examine after the lumbar tap test.
Analysis of gait before and after cerebrospinal fluid lumbar tap test in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Of these, about 300 children have to undergo procedures such as IV chemotherapy, bone marrow aspirations and lumbar taps in the clinic.