[in-ter-vur-tuh-bruh l]

adjective Anatomy.

situated between the vertebrae.

Nearby words

  1. interventional radiology,
  2. interventionism,
  3. interventionist,
  4. interventricular foramen,
  5. interventricular septum,
  6. intervertebral disc,
  7. intervertebral disk,
  8. intervertebral foramen,
  9. intervertebral vein,
  10. interview

Origin of intervertebral

First recorded in 1775–85; inter- + vertebral

Related formsin·ter·ver·te·bral·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for intervertebral


[ĭn′tər-vûrtə-brəl, -vûr-tē-]


Located between vertebrae.

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