Definition of lumbar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌmbə/


Relating to the lower part of the back: backache in the lumbar region
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  • As the lumbar spinal canal shrinks, the nerves that go through it are squeezed.
  • The lower part of the back, the lumbar region, is composed of 5 vertebrae known as L1 to L5.
  • Metastatic disease in the lumbar area can cause spinal cord compression.


Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin lumbaris, from Latin lumbus 'loin'.

Words that rhyme with lumbar

Columba, cumber, encumber, Humber, lumber, number, outnumber, rumba, slumber, umber

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