intervertebral disk


noun Anatomy.

the plate of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae.

Origin of intervertebral disk

First recorded in 1855–60
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Medicine definitions for intervertebral disk

intervertebral disk


n.

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