- Schmorl's node 'shmȯrlz- n a spinal defect characterized by protrusion of the nucleus pulposus into the spongiosa of a vertebraSchmorl Christian Georg (1861-1932)German pathologist. Schmorl described the spinal defect now known as Schmorl's node in 1926.
* * *a lucent area seen on X-ray of the backbone that denotes extrusion of some nucleus pulposus from an intervertebral disc into the body of a vertebra.C. G. Schmorl (1861-1932), German pathologist
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