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Schmorl's node

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noun \ˈshmȯrlz-\

Medical Definition of Schmorl's node

  1. :  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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