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A small, toothlike, upward projection from the second vertebra of the neck around which the first vertebra rotates.
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(Anatomy) anatomy the toothlike upward projection at the back of the second vertebra of the neck
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|Noun||1.||odontoid 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"
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