[vur-buh l] /ˈvɜr bəl/
of or relating to words:
consisting of or in the form of words:
expressed in spoken words; oral rather than written:
verbal communication; verbal agreement.
consisting of or expressed in words (as opposed to actions):
a verbal protest.
pertaining to or concerned with words only (as opposed to ideas, facts, or realities):
a purely verbal distinction between two concepts.
corresponding word for word; verbatim:
a verbal translation.
based on the use of words (as opposed to other activity):
a verbal score in a test; verbal IQ.
Grammar. a word, particularly a noun or adjective, derived from a .
of, relating to, or using words, esp as opposed to ideas, etc: merely verbal concessions
oral rather than written: a verbal agreement
verbatim; literal: an almost verbal copy
(grammar) of or relating to verbs or a verb
(grammar) another word for verbid
(pl) (slang) abuse or invective: new forms of on-field verbals
(pl) (slang) a criminal’s admission of guilt on arrest
verb (transitive) -bals, -balling, -balled
(slang) (of the police) to implicate (someone) in a crime by quoting alleged admission of guilt in court
late 15c., “dealing with words” (especially in contrast to things or realities), from Latin verbalis “consisting of words, relating to verbs,” from verbum “word” (see verb). Verbal conditioning is recorded from 1954. Colloquial verbal diarrhea is recorded from 1823.
- Intervertebral disc
/ˌɪntəˈvɜːtəbrəl/ noun 1. any of the cartilaginous discs between individual vertebrae, acting as shock absorbers
noun, Anatomy. 1. the plate of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae. intervertebral disk n. Any of the disks between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae. Also called intervertebral cartilage. intervertebral disk (ĭn’tər-vûr’tə-brəl) A broad disk of cartilage that separates adjacent vertebrae of the spine and acts as a shock absorber during movement.
- Intervertebral foramen
intervertebral foramen n. Any of the openings into the vertebral canal bounded by the pedicles of adjacent vertebrae above and below, the vertebral bodies in front, and the articular processes behind.
- Intervertebral vein
intervertebral vein n. Any of numerous veins accompanying the spinal nerves, emptying in the neck into the vertebral vein, in the thorax into the intercostal vein, and in the lumbar and sacral regions into the lumbar and sacral veins.