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anulus fibrosus of intervertebral disc

 

Definition: the ring of fibrocartilage and fibrous tissue forming the circumference of the intervertebral disc; surrounds the nucleus pulposus, which is prone to herniation when the annulus fibrosus is compromised.

Synonym(s): anulus fibrosus disci intervertebralisTA, anulus fibrosus2TA, fibrous ring of intervertebral disc, fibrous ring2

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