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intervertebral disk

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noun Anatomy.
  1. the plate of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae.

Origin of intervertebral disk

First recorded in 1855–60
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intervertebral disk in Medicine

intervertebral disk

  1. Any of the disks between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae.intervertebral cartilage
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intervertebral disk in Science

intervertebral disk

  1. A broad disk of cartilage that separates adjacent vertebrae of the spine and acts as a shock absorber during movement.
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