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ruptured disk

noun Unabridged
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  • McNair had given, as he had surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his lower back.
  • Rupture disks should not be used in ammonia service where the ruptured disk discharges directly into the atmosphere.
  • Over a year later, the plaintiff underwent surgery again to have a recurrent ruptured disk removed.
ruptured disk in Medicine

ruptured disk n.
See herniated disk.

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