odontoid definition by Webster's New World
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- designating or of a toothlike or peg-shaped process projecting from the second vertebra of the neck, on which the top vertebra moves and rotates
Origin: Classical Greek odontoeidēs: see odonto- and amp; -oid
odontoid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Resembling a tooth.
- Of or relating to the odontoid process: the odontoid ligaments.
odontoid - Medical Definition
- Shaped like a tooth.
- Of or relating to the odontoid process.