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

Dictionary Entries Near apical ligament of the dens

Cite this Entry

“Apical ligament of the dens.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/apical%20ligament%20of%20the%20dens. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!