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The loins are the sides between the lower ribs and pelvis, and the lower part of the back. It is often used when describing the anatomy of humans and quadrupeds (such as horses, pigs or cattle). The anatomical reference also carries over into the description of cuts of meat from some such animals, eg. tenderloin or sirloin steak.

Human anatomical term

In human anatomy the term "loin" or "loins" refers to the side of the human body below the rib cage to just above the pelvis.

The lumbar region of the spinal column is located in the loin area of the body.

The spinal column consists of five regions: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal. That means "lumbar" is the third region.

Euphemism for human genitals

The term also has become euphemistic for human genitals due to their prominence in that anatomical region. Because of...
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