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epistropheus

(ĕp′ĭ-strōfē-əs)
n.
  1. axis
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  • Its independence from the epistropheus is emphasised in Monotremes and some Marsupials by its late fusion with that vertebra.

    The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia

    Frank Evers Beddard