slipped disk

noun

Definition of slipped disk 

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

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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slipped disk

noun
\ ˌslipt- \

Medical Definition of slipped disk 

: 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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