odontoid process

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odontoid process

n.
A small, toothlike, upward projection from the second vertebra of the neck around which the first vertebra rotates.
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odontoid process

n
(Anatomy) anatomy the toothlike upward projection at the back of the second vertebra of the neck
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Noun1.odontoid process - a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neckodontoid process - a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
axis vertebra, axis - the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
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