Meaning of “herniated disc” in the English Dictionary

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"herniated disc" in British English

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herniated discnoun [ C ]

mainly UK US usually herniated disk uk /ˌhɜː.ni.eɪ.tɪd ˈdɪsk/ us /ˌhɝːni.eɪ.t̬ɪd ˈdɪsk/

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

(Definition of “herniated disc” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)