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Definition of Vertebrae, lumbar

Vertebrae, lumbar: There are 5 lumbar vertebrae. The lumbar vertebrae are situated between the thoracic vertebrae and the sacral vertebrae in the spinal column. The 5 lumbar vertebrae are represented by the symbols L1 through L5.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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