Schmorl's node


Schmorl's node

noun \ˈshmrlz-\

Definition of SCHMORL'S NODE

: a spinal defect characterized by protrusion of the nucleus pulposus into the spongiosa of a vertebra

Biographical Note for SCHMORL'S NODE

Schmorl, Christian Georg (1861–1932), German pathologist. Schmorl described the spinal defect now known as Schmorl's node in 1926.

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