lumbar vertebra


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lumbar vertebra

One of the five vertebrae between the thoracic vertebrae and the sacrum.
See also: vertebra
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lumbar vertebra

one of the vertebrae present between the thoracic vertebrae and the sacral vertebrae, in the region of the waist in mammals. see VERTEBRAL COLUMN.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Animals in the ovariectomized group (Group B) had significantly lower densities of the right femur (P < 0.01), eighth thoracic rib (P < 0.01), eighth thoracic vertebra (P < 0.01), and fourth lumbar vertebra (P < 0.01), compared with the sham-operated control group (Group A).
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Figure 2A demonstrates the superior aspect of a vertebra, and Figure 2B shows the posterior aspect of a lumbar vertebra. Note that when the posterior aspect of the lamina, which is located between the superior and inferior articular processes, appears in the lumbar vertebra it is called the pars interarticularis.
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