of or resembling a tooth; toothlike.
Origin of odontoid
First recorded in 1700–10, odontoid
is from the Greek
toothlike. See odont-
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Examples from the Web for odontoid
Historical Examples of odontoid
The first vertebra has nothing of the nature of an odontoid process.
The odontoid process of the axis is still more concave than in Poebrotherium, but not spout-like as in existing forms.
The odontoid process of the axis vertebra is somewhat cheese-taster shaped, as in recent Artiodactyles.
Odontoid process of second vertebra semi-cylindrical; skull with a sagittal crest; and the condyle of the lower jaw rounded.
Change of form of the odontoid process of the second or axis vertebrae from a cone to a hollow half-cylinder.
British Dictionary definitions for odontoid
of or relating to the odontoid process
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Shaped like a tooth.
Of or relating to the odontoid process.
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