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sacralization

 [sa″kral-ĭ-za´shun]
anomalous fusion of the fifth lumbar vertebra with the first segment of the sacrum.

sa·cral·i·za·tion

(sā'krăl-i-zā'shŭn),
Lumbar development and appearance of the first sacral vertebra.

sacralization

/sa·cral·iza·tion/ (sa″kral-ĭ-za´shun) anomalous fusion of the fifth lumbar vertebra with the first segment of the sacrum.

sacralization

1. Congenital fusion of the lowest lumbar vertebra to the top of the SACRUM; a harmless condition.
2. A surgical procedure to fuse the lowest lumbar vertebra to the sacrum in the treatment of SPONDYLOLISTHESIS.

sacralization

anomalous fusion of the last lumbar vertebra with the first segment of the sacrum.