the plate of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae.
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Origin of intervertebral disk
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby intervertebral disk
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Medical definitions for intervertebral disk
Any of the disks between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae.intervertebral cartilage
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Scientific definitions for intervertebral disk
[ ĭn′tər-vûr′tə-brəl ]
A broad disk of cartilage that separates adjacent vertebrae of the spine and acts as a shock absorber during movement.
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