nucleus pulposus

noun
nucleus pul·​po·​sus | \ -ˌpəl-ˈpō-səs How to pronounce nucleus pulposus (audio) \
plural nuclei pulposi\ -​ˌsī How to pronounce nucleus pulposus (audio) \

Medical Definition of nucleus pulposus

: an elastic pulpy mass lying in the center of each intervertebral fibrocartilage and regarded as a remnant of the notochord

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“Nucleus pulposus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nucleus%20pulposus. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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