Proatlas


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Pro`at´las


n.1.(Anat.) A vertebral rudiment in front of the atlas in some reptiles.
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The latter process is especially important for the proatlas, whose corpus forms the tip of the dens axis called the Ossiculum terminale Bergmann.
It has come to be known as the proatlas and constitutes the main portion of the odontoid process.