Definition of Lumbar vertebra

1. Noun. One of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; lumbar vertebrae extend from the twelfth thoracic vertebra down to the sacral vertebrae.

Generic synonyms: Vertebra
Group relationships: Back, Dorsum

Definition of Lumbar vertebra

1. Noun. (anatomy) Any of the five vertebrae in the loin or lower back region of the spine. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lumbar Vertebra

lumbar puncture
lumbar puncture needle
lumbar punctures
lumbar quadrate muscle
lumbar radiculopathy
lumbar region
lumbar rheumatism
lumbar rib
lumbar rotator muscles
lumbar segments of spinal cord
lumbar splanchnic nerves
lumbar triangle
lumbar trunks
lumbar vein
lumbar veins
lumbar vertebra (current term)
lumbar vertebrae
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lumber yard
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Literary usage of Lumbar vertebra

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The superior hepatic curve of the duodenum rests on the vena cava at the first lumbar vertebra right side. The descending portion covers about the two ..."

2. The Anatomy of the human skeleton by Henry Morris, John Ernest Frazer (1914)
"The eleventh has a large body resembling a lumbar vertebra. The pits are on the pedicles and they are complete and of large size. ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"lumbar vertebra.—These are five in number, ... THIRD lumbar vertebra. (AT) iA, from above ; B, from the right side; 1, body ; 2, pedicle and intervertébral ..."

4. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1919)
"Of those, 60 per cent were slight or pronounced mal- The radiogram shows the fifth lumbar vertebra low but not sacralized. Both fifth transverse processes ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"while the transverse apophysis of the fifth lumbar vertebra is broken through. An osseous muss of new formation has consolidated these parts, ..."

6. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"A lumbar vertebra viewed obliquely from above. vertebrae, the superior one ... The Fifth lumbar vertebra is characterized by its body being much deeper in ..."

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