- 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 of odontoidClassical Greek odontoeidēs: see odonto- and amp; -oid
- Resembling a tooth.
- Of or relating to the odontoid process: the odontoid ligaments.
(comparative more odontoid, superlative most odontoid)
- Resembling a tooth, especially in shape
- A separate bone, in many reptiles, corresponding to the odontoid process.
Ancient Greek ὀδών (odōn, “tooth”) + -oid