lumbar vertebra


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lumbar vertebra one of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; lumbar vertebrae extend from the twelfth thoracic vertebra down to the sacral vertebrae
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In literature:

It is quite common to see the first lumbar vertebra presenting certain characteristics of the dorsal.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The remaining five belong to the loins, and are called lumbar vertebrae.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
There are three sorts of vertebrae: cervical, dorsal and lumbar.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
The ball passed through Hamilton's body, breaking a rib, and lodging in the second lumbar vertebra.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
At a point corresponding to the 15th or 16th lumbar vertebra the vessel divided into the common iliacs.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
Will decimal fractions support his back or strengthen his lumbar vertebrae?
"Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General Originally Published In Blackwood's Magazine - 1864" by Charles Lever
The main injury was in the lumbar region over the upper lumbar vertebrae.
"Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society" by Joseph Bradford Cox
The third division takes in foot, leg, thigh, pelvis and lumbar vertebra.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
The SPINAL CORD extends from the medulla oblongata to the second lumbar vertebra, where it terminates in a rounded point.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter

In news:

Saving Johnny's Lumbar Vertebrae The Nation.