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Definition of "intervertebral" [in•ter•ver•te•bral]

  • Located between vertebrae. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intervertebral" in a sentence
  • ""The cause can be either a sudden protrusion or pimple of a cervical disc, or simply inflammation and swelling of the nerve root in a narrowed exit hole of the spine called the intervertebral foramen", says Dr. Alex Simotas, department of physiatry at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City who specializes in neck pain."
  • "The vertebrae are separated by a soft cartilage cushion called the intervertebral disc."
  • "Everyone knows that high heels are bad for the lower back, joints, intervertebral discs and overall posture, but it turns out that even the raised heel on most athletic shoes is less than ideal, as well."
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