- 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: Gr odontoeidēs: see odonto- & -oid
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- 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.