Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: intervertebral disk  ,in-tu(r)'vur-tub-rul disk
  1. A fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
    - intervertebral disc

Derived forms: intervertebral disks

Type of: disc, disk [N. Amer], saucer

Part of: back, backbone, rachis, spinal column, spine, vertebral column

Encyclopedia: Intervertebral disk