odontoid process


noun
  1. anatomy the toothlike upward projection at the back of the second vertebra of the neck

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How to use odontoid process in a sentence

  • The cervical rib (fig. 41, 9) articulates with two little irregularities on the odontoid process.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
  • In Lacertilia and Crocodilia (fig. 41, 3) the axis has a well-marked odontoid process.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The atlas is small and ring-like, and its centrum is fused with the axis forming the odontoid process.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The axis has a long odontoid process and a high compressed neural spine (fig. 69, B, 4).

    The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The axis has a prominent spine and odontoid process and short transverse processes.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds