Definition of Odontoid process
1. Noun. A toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck.
Medical Definition of Odontoid process
1. The toothlike process on the upper surface of the axis, which articulates with the atlas above. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Odontoid process
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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The internal structure of the odontoid process is more compact than that of the body. The pedicles are broad and strong, especially their anterior ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1871)
"To test still further the strength of the moderator ligaments compared with the odontoid process, while the preparation was suspended the following ..."
3. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1890)
"HUMAN NECK WITH THE odontoid process DISTINCT FROM THE BODY OF THE AXIS VERTEBRA. By Professor Sir WM. TURNER, FRS IN a paper communicated to this Journal ..."
4. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"behind the odontoid process, and is broadened out m the middle line. From the middle of its posterior surface a short thin bundle of fibres passes down to ..."
5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"... serves for the transmission of the cord and its membranes and the spinal accessory nerves; the anterior and smaller contains the odontoid process. ..."