odontoid process

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

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

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1755

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odontoid process

noun

medical Definition of odontoid process

: dens

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