intervertebral disk

intervertebral disk
noun
a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
Hypernyms: ↑disk, ↑disc, ↑saucer
Part Holonyms: ↑spinal column, ↑vertebral column, ↑spine, ↑backbone, ↑back, ↑rachis

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  • intervertebral disk — n. a disk of fibrous cartilage between adjacent vertebral surfaces …   English World dictionary

  • intervertebral disk — n any of the tough elastic disks that are interposed between the centra of adjoining vertebrae and that consist of an outer annulus fibrosus enclosing an inner nucleus pulposus * * * discus intervertebralis …   Medical dictionary

  • intervertebral disk — in′terver′tebral disk′ n. anat. the plate of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • intervertebral disk — noun Date: circa 1860 any of the tough elastic disks that are interposed between the centra of adjoining vertebrae and that consist of an outer fibrous ring enclosing an inner pulpy nucleus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intervertebral disk — Anat. the plate of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • prolapse of intervertebral disk — herniation of intervertebral disk …   Medical dictionary

  • disk — 1. A round, flat plate; any approximately flat circular structure. 2. SYN: lamella (2). 3. In dentistry, a circular piece of thin paper or other material, coated with an abrasive substance, used for cutting and polishing tee …   Medical dictionary

  • intervertebral disc — noun a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two) • Syn: ↑intervertebral disk • Hypernyms: ↑disk, ↑disc, ↑saucer • Part Holonyms: ↑spinal column, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • disk herniation — herniation of intervertebral disk protrusion of the nucleus pulposus or anulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disk, which may impinge on nerve roots; this occurs most often in lumbar vertebrae, and sometimes in cervical vertebrae. The herniated… …   Medical dictionary

  • Intervertebral disc — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = disci intervertebrales GraySubject = 72 GrayPage = 289 Caption = Median sagittal section of two lumbar vertebræ and their ligaments. (Intervertebral fibrocartilage labeled at center left.) Caption2 =… …   Wikipedia

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