odontoid process

noun
odon·​toid process | \ ō-ˈdän-ˌtȯid- How to pronounce odontoid process (audio) \

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

1755, in the meaning defined above

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“Odontoid process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odontoid%20process. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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odontoid process

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Medical Definition of odontoid process

: dens

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