odontoid process


odon·toid process

noun \ō-ˈdän-ˌtid-\

Definition of ODONTOID PROCESS

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

First Known Use of ODONTOID PROCESS

circa 1819

odontoid process

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ODONTOID PROCESS

: dens

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