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1A laminated ring of fibrocartilage forming the outer portion of an intervertebral disc, surrounding the nucleus pulposus.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Michael Foster (1836–1907), physiologist and politician. From scientific Latin annulus fibrosus from post-classical Latin annulus + fibrosus.
annulus fibrosus/ˌanjʊləs fʌɪˈbrəʊsəs/
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