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intervertebral disc

[IN-ter-ver-tuh-bruhl disk] a gel-filled disc of cartilage that sits between bones of the spine (vertebrae) and allows them to move more easily. Discs also act as shock absorbers and have ligaments to hold the vertebrae together. See also vertebra, spinal cord.

Cancer Glossary

... intervertebral disc Search [IN-ter-ver-tuh-bruhl disk]. a gel-filled disc of cartilage ...
Discs also act as shock absorbers and have ligaments to hold ...

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