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odontoid process

noun
  1. anatomy the toothlike upward projection at the back of the second vertebra of the neck
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odontoid process in Medicine

odontoid process

n.
  1. A small, toothlike, upward projection from the second vertebra of the neck around which the first vertebra rotates.
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