nucleus pulposus


nucleus pul·​po·​sus -ˌpəl-ˈpō-səs How to pronounce nucleus pulposus (audio)
plural nuclei pulposi -ˌsī How to pronounce nucleus pulposus (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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