lumbar lymph nodes
Definition: the parietal lymph nodes located anterior to the lumbar vertebrae, surrounding the inferior vena cava and abdominal aorta; because of the laterality of their afferent and efferent vessels, reference is most commonly made to the component groups: right lumbar lymph nodes, intermediate lumbar lymph nodes, and left lumbar lymph nodes.
Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei lumbales
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