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[in-ter-vur-tuh-bruh l] /ˌɪn tərˈvɜr tə brəl/
adjective, Anatomy
situated between the vertebrae.
Origin of intervertebral
1775-85; inter- + vertebral
Related forms
intervertebrally, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for intervertebral
  • Vertebrae in the spinal column are separated from each other by small cushions of cartilage known as intervertebral disks.
  • The fifth and sixth cervical unite soon after their exit from the intervertebral foramina to form a trunk.
  • Displacement, cervical intervertebral disc without myelopathy.
intervertebral in Medicine

intervertebral in·ter·ver·te·bral (ĭn'tər-vûr'tə-brəl, -vûr-tē'-)
Located between vertebrae.

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