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 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 process — n DENS * * * a toothlike process from the upper surface of the axis vertebra. See cervical vertebrae …   Medical dictionary

  • odontoid process — noun a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck • Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑outgrowth, ↑appendage • Part Holonyms: ↑axis, ↑axis vertebra * * * noun : a toothlike process that projects from the anterior end of the centrum of the …   Useful english dictionary

  • odontoid process — noun Date: circa 1819 a toothlike process projecting from the anterior end of the centrum of the axis vertebra on which the atlas vertebra rotates …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • odontoid process — a toothlike process from the upper surface of the axis vertebra. See: cervical vertebrae …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • odontoid process of axis — dens axis …   Medical dictionary

  • Зуб Ii (Odontoid Process) — напоминающий зуб отросток, отходящий от верхней поверхности осевого позвонка. См. Позвонки шейные. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • 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 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… …   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 — [ə(ʊ) dɒntɔɪd] (also odontoid process) noun Anatomy a projection from the second cervical vertebra (axis) on which the first (atlas) can pivot. Origin C19: from Gk odontoeidēs, from odous, odont tooth + eidos form …   English new terms dictionary

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