A pad of fibrocartilage between the articular surfaces of two successive vertebral centra which has nucleus pulposus at its core. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intervertebral_disk https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0073040584 ]

Synonyms: discus intervertebralis spinal disc intervertebral disc

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
discus intervertebralis [ FMA:TA FMA:10446 ]

comment

whose gel-like core is nucleus puloposus, by this definition only in mammals

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/Gray301.png

has related synonym

intervertebral fibrocartilage

spinal disk

id

UBERON:0001066

taxon notes

strictly speaking the term intervertebral disk [applies to intervertebral cartilage]