Definition of lumbar puncture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


lumbar puncture

BrE BrE//ˌlʌmbə ˈpʌŋktʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌlʌmbər ˈpʌŋktʃər//
(North American English also spinal tap)
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the removal of liquid from the lower part of the spine with a hollow needle
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lumbar puncture

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