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odontoid process

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noun odon·toid process \ō-ˈdän-ˌtȯid-\

Definition of odontoid process

  1. :  a toothlike process projecting from the anterior end of the centrum of the axis vertebra on which the atlas vertebra rotates



Circa 1819

First Known Use of odontoid process

circa 1819


Medical Dictionary

odontoid process

noun odon·toid process

Medical Definition of odontoid process

  1. :  dens




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