apical ligament of the dens

noun

Medical Definition of apical ligament of the dens

: a fibrous cord between the two alar ligaments that extends from the tip of the dens to the anterior margin of the foramen magnum

called also apical dental ligament

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“Apical ligament of the dens.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/apical%20ligament%20of%20the%20dens. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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