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nucleus pulposus

noun nucleus pul·po·sus \ -ˌpəl-ˈpō-səs \

medical Definition of nucleus pulposus

plural nuclei pulposi play \-ˌsī\
:an elastic pulpy mass lying in the center of each intervertebral fibrocartilage and regarded as a remnant of the notochord

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