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slipped disk

noun
Origin of slipped disk
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45
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slipped disk in Medicine

slipped disk n.
Protrusion of a part of an intervertebral disk through the fibrocartilage, occurring usually in the lower lumbar region and often causing back pain or sciatica.

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