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Medical Term:

lumbar nerves [L1–L5]


Definition: five bilaterally paired spinal nerves emerging from the lumbar portion of the spinal cord; the first four nerves enter into the formation of the lumbar plexus, the fourth and fifth into that of the sacral plexus.

Synonym(s): nervi lumbales

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