sacralization

sacralization
Lumbar development and appearance of the first sacral vertebra.

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sa·cral·iza·tion .sā-krə-lə-'zā-shən also Brit sa·cral·isa·tion -.lī-'zā- n incorporation (as of the last lumbar vertebra or any of its parts) into the sacrum specif a congenital anomaly in which the fifth lumbar vertebra is fused to the sacrum in varying degrees

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n.
abnormal fusion of the fifth lumbar vertebra with the sacrum.

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sa·cral·iza·tion (sa″krəl-ĭ-zaґshən) anomalous fusion of the fifth lumbar vertebra to the first segment of the sacrum, so that the sacrum consists of six segments.

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