intervertebral disk

noun

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

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intervertebral disk

noun

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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