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herniated discnoun [C]

mainly UK (US usually herniated disk) 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 ​itsnormalposition and ​presses on a ​nerve, ​causingpain
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