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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A painful condition of the lower back, as one resulting from muscle strain or a slipped disk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Backache of the lumbar region or lower back, which can be caused by muscle strain or a slipped disk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rheumatic pain in the loins and the small of the back.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, myalgia in the lumbar region.
  • n. Same as chine-gall.
  • To afflict with lumbago.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. backache affecting the lumbar region or lower back; can be caused by muscle strain or arthritis or vascular insufficiency or a ruptured intervertebral disc

Etymologies

Late Latin lumbāgō, from Latin lumbus, loin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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