Odontoid bone
Odontoid O*don"toid, a. [Gr. ?; 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth + e'i^dos form: cf. F. odonto["i]de.] (Anat.) (a) Having the form of a tooth; toothlike. (b) Of or pertaining to the odontoid bone or to the odontoid process. [1913 Webster]

{Odontoid bone} (Anat.), a separate bone, in many reptiles, corresponding to the odontoid process.

{Odontoid process}, or {Odontoid peg} (Anat.), the anterior process of the centrum of the second vertebra, or axis, in birds and mammals. See {Axis}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Odontoid — O*don toid, a. [Gr. ?; odoy s, odo ntos, a tooth + e i^dos form: cf. F. odonto[ i]de.] (Anat.) (a) Having the form of a tooth; toothlike. (b) Of or pertaining to the odontoid bone or to the odontoid process. [1913 Webster] {Odontoid bone} (Anat.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Odontoid peg — Odontoid O*don toid, a. [Gr. ?; odoy s, odo ntos, a tooth + e i^dos form: cf. F. odonto[ i]de.] (Anat.) (a) Having the form of a tooth; toothlike. (b) Of or pertaining to the odontoid bone or to the odontoid process. [1913 Webster] {Odontoid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Odontoid process — Odontoid O*don toid, a. [Gr. ?; odoy s, odo ntos, a tooth + e i^dos form: cf. F. odonto[ i]de.] (Anat.) (a) Having the form of a tooth; toothlike. (b) Of or pertaining to the odontoid bone or to the odontoid process. [1913 Webster] {Odontoid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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