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Definition of L1-L5 (lumbar vertebrae)

L1-L5 (lumbar vertebrae): The symbols L1 through L5 represent the five lumbar vertebrae. The lumbar vertebrae are situated between the thoracic vertebrae and the sacral vertebrae in the spinal column.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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