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slipped disk

noun

Definition of slipped disk

  1. :  a protrusion of one of the cartilage disks between vertebrae with pressure on spinal nerves resulting in low back pain or sciatic pain



1942

First Known Use of slipped disk

1942

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slipped disk

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noun \ˌslipt-\

Medical Definition of slipped disk

  1. :  a protrusion of an intervertebral disk and its nucleus pulposus that produces pressure upon spinal nerves resulting in low-back pain and often sciatic pain




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