intervertebral disk


in·ter·ver·te·bral disk

noun \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

intervertebral disk

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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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