intervertebral disk
noun Date: circa 1860 any of the tough elastic disks that are interposed between the centra of adjoining vertebrae and that consist of an outer fibrous ring enclosing an inner pulpy nucleus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • intervertebral disk — n. a disk of fibrous cartilage between adjacent vertebral surfaces …   English World dictionary

  • intervertebral disk — n any of the tough elastic disks that are interposed between the centra of adjoining vertebrae and that consist of an outer annulus fibrosus enclosing an inner nucleus pulposus * * * discus intervertebralis …   Medical dictionary

  • intervertebral disk — noun a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two) • Syn: ↑intervertebral disc • Hypernyms: ↑disk, ↑disc, ↑saucer • Part Holonyms: ↑spinal column, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • intervertebral disk — in′terver′tebral disk′ n. anat. the plate of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • intervertebral disk — Anat. the plate of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • prolapse of intervertebral disk — herniation of intervertebral disk …   Medical dictionary

  • fibrous ring of intervertebral disk — anulus fibrosus disci intervertebralis …   Medical dictionary

  • disk — 1. A round, flat plate; any approximately flat circular structure. 2. SYN: lamella (2). 3. In dentistry, a circular piece of thin paper or other material, coated with an abrasive substance, used for cutting and polishing tee …   Medical dictionary

  • intervertebral disc — noun a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two) • Syn: ↑intervertebral disk • Hypernyms: ↑disk, ↑disc, ↑saucer • Part Holonyms: ↑spinal column, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • disk herniation — herniation of intervertebral disk protrusion of the nucleus pulposus or anulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disk, which may impinge on nerve roots; this occurs most often in lumbar vertebrae, and sometimes in cervical vertebrae. The herniated… …   Medical dictionary

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