Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
profile of lumbar intervertebral disks
intervertebral diskor intervertebral disc
A broad disk of fibrocartilage situated between adjacent vertebrae of the spinal column.
(Anatomy) any of the cartilaginous discs between individual vertebrae, acting as shock absorbers
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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"