intervertebral

adjective
in·​ter·​ver·​te·​bral | \ ˌin-tər-ˈvər-tə-brəl How to pronounce intervertebral (audio) , -(ˌ)vər-ˈtē- \

Definition of intervertebral

: situated or occurring between vertebrae of the spinal column Gelatin-filled intervertebral discs normally cushion the bones of the back, but sometimes a disc ruptures and bulges outward.— Adam Rogers intervertebral foramina

First Known Use of intervertebral

1782, in the meaning defined above

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“Intervertebral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intervertebral. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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intervertebral

adjective
in·​ter·​ver·​te·​bral | \ ˌint-ər-ˈvərt-ə-brəl, -(ˌ)vər-ˈtē- How to pronounce intervertebral (audio) \

Medical Definition of intervertebral

: situated between vertebrae

Other Words from intervertebral

intervertebrally \ -​brə-​lē How to pronounce intervertebrally (audio) \ adverb

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