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intervertebral disc

 

Definition: a disc interposed between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae. It is composed of an outer fibrous part (anulus fibrosus) that surrounds a central gelatinous mass (nucleus pulposus).

Synonym(s): discus intervertebralisTA, fibrocartilago intervertebralis, intervertebral cartilage

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