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English definition of “herniated disc”

herniated disc

noun [C] uk   /ˌhɜː.ni.eɪ.tɪdˈdɪsk/ us    /ˌhɝːni.eɪ.t̬ɪd-/
a condition in which one of the discs between the bones in the spine (= backbone) moves out of its normal position and presses on a nerve, causing pain
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