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  1. It also has a slot in the rear face to accept the odontoid process, a forward project of bone on the second vertebra. (Web site)


  1. The second vertebra (C2) is the peg-shaped axis, which has a special projection called the odontoid process, that the atlas pivots around. (Web site)

Posterior Surface

  1. The joints frequently communicate with that between the posterior surface of the odontoid process and the transverse ligament of the atlas. (Web site)

Foramen Magnum

  1. The odontoid process (0) lies at the level of the foramen magnum. (Web site)

Odontoid Process

  1. The dens or odontoid process or odontoid peg of the axis exhibits a slight constriction or neck, where it joins the body. (Web site)
  2. The second vertebra, the axis, is unique in that it is the only vertebra that has a process called the dens or odontoid process.
  3. It has to do with the relation between the atlas, the tip of the odontoid process, and the margin of the occipital bone.


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