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  • adj. Situated in front of the sacrum

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preceding the sacrum in the spinal column; situated in front of the sacral vertebræ, as a vertebra; lumbar.
  • n. Any vertebra in front of the sacrals, generally used in the plural.


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