adj. (Anatomy) of or pertaining to the first vertebra in the neck and the axis

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  • atloaxoid — SYN: atlantoaxial. * * * at·lo·ax·oid (at″lo akґsoid) pertaining to the atlas and the axis …   Medical dictionary

  • Atlantoaxial — Pertaining to the first and second cervical vertebrae which meet at a joint called the atlantoaxial joint. The uppermost cervical vertebra (the atlas) rotates about the odontoid process of the second cervical vertebra (the axis). The joint… …   Medical dictionary

  • Joint, atlas and axis — The joint between the atlas and axis bones. The atlas is the first cervical (neck) vertebra which is just under the head; it is named for Atlas, the Greek god who supported the world on his shoulders. The axis is the second cervical vertebra; it… …   Medical dictionary

  • syndesmo-odontoid — syn·des·mo odon·toid (sin dez″mo o donґtoid) the posterior of the two atloaxoid articulations formed between the anterior surface of the transverse ligaments and the back of the odontoid process …   Medical dictionary

  • atlo- — combining form Etymology: atlas : atlantal and atloaxoid …   Useful english dictionary

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