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intervertebral disk

noun, Anatomy
1.
the plate of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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intervertebral-disk in Medicine

intervertebral disk n.
Any of the disks between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae. Also called intervertebral cartilage.

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intervertebral-disk in Science
intervertebral disk
  (ĭn'tər-vûr'tə-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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