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intervertebral disk

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noun Anatomy.
the plate of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae.
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Origin of intervertebral disk

First recorded in 1855–60
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Scientific definitions for intervertebral disk

intervertebral disk
[ ĭn′tər-vûrtə-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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