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intervertebral disk

Layers of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae, consisting of the annulus fibrosus and the nucleus pulposus; acts as a cushion and shock absorber for the spinedisk can also be spelled "disc".

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Related Words

annulus fibrosus ; fiber ; nucleus pulposus ; spine ; vertebra