What does lumbar mean?

Definitions for lumbar
ˈlʌm bər, -bɑrlum·bar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lumbaradjective

    of or relating to or near the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones

    "lumbar vertebrae"

Wiktionary

  1. lumbaradjective

    Related to the lower back or loin.

  2. Etymology: lumbus loin. See loin.

Wikipedia

  1. Lumbar

    In tetrapod anatomy, lumbar is an adjective that means of or pertaining to the abdominal segment of the torso, between the diaphragm and the sacrum. The lumbar region is sometimes referred to as the lower spine, or as an area of the back in its proximity. In human anatomy the five lumbar vertebrae (vertebrae in the lumbar region of the back) are the largest and strongest in the movable part of the spinal column, and can be distinguished by the absence of a foramen in the transverse process, and by the absence of facets on the sides of the body. In most mammals, the lumbar region of the spine curves outward. The actual spinal cord terminates between vertebrae one and two of this series, called L1 and L2. The nervous tissue that extends below this point are individual strands that collectively form the cauda equina. In between each lumbar vertebra a nerve root exits, and these nerve roots come together again to form the largest single nerve in the human body, the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs through the back of each leg and into the feet. This is why a disorder of the low back that affects a nerve root, such as a spinal disc herniation, can cause pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve (sciatica) down into the foot. There are several muscles in the low back that assist with rotation, flexibility and strength. These muscles are susceptible to injury, especially while lifting heavy objects, or lifting while twisting. A low back muscle strain can be extremely painful but will usually heal within a few days or weeks. The lumbar portion of the spine bears the most body weight and also provides the most flexibility, a combination that makes it susceptible to injury and wear and tear over time. This is why low back pain is so prevalent.

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  1. lumbar

    Lumbar refers to the lower part of the spine or back, lying between the thoracic vertebrae and the sacrum (hip area). It is often associated with the five vertebrae in the human body between the rib cage and the pelvis, which are referred to as the lumbar region or lumbar spine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lumbaradjective

    alt. of Lumbal

Wikidata

  1. Lumbar

    In tetrapod anatomy, lumbar is an adjective that means of or pertaining to the abdominal segment of the torso, between the diaphragm and the sacrum. The lumbar region is sometimes referred to as the lower spine, or as an area of the back in its proximity.

Anagrams for lumbar »

  1. brumal

  2. labrum

  3. umbral

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lumbar in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lumbar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of lumbar in a Sentence

  1. Faheem Mujahid:

    If that’s not happening, all the pressure will hit the spine, which is a big no-no, when the transverse abs are engaged properly, it automatically engages the thoracic lumbar fascia [muscle in the lower spine] at the same time, which offers spine protection.

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