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Pronunciation: lum'bo-kos'tal


  1. Relating to the lumbar and the hypochondriac regions.
  2. Relating to the lumbar vertebrae and the ribs; denoting a ligament connecting the first lumbar vertebra with the neck of the twelfth rib.

[L. lumbus, loin, + costa, rib]

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