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intervertebral disk

noun in·ter·ver·te·bral disk \ˌin-tər-ˈvər-tə-brəl-, -(ˌ)vər-ˈtē-\

Definition of INTERVERTEBRAL DISK

:  any of the tough elastic disks that are interposed between the centra of adjoining vertebrae and that consist of an outer fibrous ring enclosing an inner pulpy nucleus

First Known Use of INTERVERTEBRAL DISK

circa 1860
Medical Dictionary

intervertebral disk

noun

Medical Definition of INTERVERTEBRAL DISK

:  any of the tough elastic disks that are interposed between the centra of adjoining vertebrae and that consist of an outer annulus fibrosus enclosing an inner nucleus pulposus

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