axis vertebra

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Noun1.axis vertebra - the 2nd cervical vertebraaxis vertebra - the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
cervical vertebra, neck bone - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region
odontoid process - a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck
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The body, posterior arch and transverse process of axis vertebra is derived from second cervical sclerotome.
Craig, "Shear fracture through the body of the axis vertebra," Spine, vol.
An articular facet measuring 8mm in width and 6mm in length was found on the posterior surface of anterior arch in the midline for articulation with the odontoid process of axis vertebra was found.