The dens (also odontoid process or odontoid peg) is a protuberance (process or projection) of the axis (second cervical vertebra). It exhibits a slight constriction or neck, where it joins the main body of the vertebra. The condition, where the dens is separated from the body of the axis, is called os odontoideum, and may cause ne
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Latin, meaning: (dentis ) tooth.
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Synonym: Tooth. ... 2. A strong toothlike process projecting upward from the body of the axis, or epistropheus, around which the atlas rotates. ... Synonym: odontoid process of epistropheus, odontoid process. ... Origin: L. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(dens) pl. den´tes Latin word meaning tooth. a toothlike structure such as the odontoid process.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: denz, den′tēz Definitions: 1. A strong toothlike process projecting upward from the body of the axis (second cervical vertebra), or epistropheus, around which the atlas rotates. Synonyms: tooth, dens axis, odontoid process of epistropheus, odontoid process
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Latin = tooth (cf. dentist), adjective - dental.
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