intervertebral disc

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intervertebral disk
profile of lumbar intervertebral disks

intervertebral disk

or intervertebral disc
n.
A broad disk of fibrocartilage situated between adjacent vertebrae of the spinal column.

intervertebral disc

(ˌɪntəˈvɜːtəbrəl)
n
(Anatomy) any of the cartilaginous discs between individual vertebrae, acting as shock absorbers
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intervertebral disc - a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
spinal column, spine, vertebral column, rachis, backbone, back - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
disk, saucer, disc - something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate; "the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky"
Translations
meziobratlová ploténka
disco intervertebral
disques intervertébraux
tussenwervelschijf
disco intervertebral
intervertebraldiskmellankotskiva

intervertebral disc

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Premortem diagnostic of an intervertebral cartilage hernia in an adult king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonica).

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