The odontoid process of the axis is still more concave than in Poebrotherium, but not spout-like as in existing forms.
The odontoid process of the axis vertebra is somewhat cheese-taster shaped, as in recent Artiodactyles.
The axis has a prominent spine and odontoid process and short transverse processes.
Change of form of the odontoid process of the second or axis vertebrae from a cone to a hollow half-cylinder.
The cervical rib (fig. 41, 9) articulates with two little irregularities on the odontoid process.
odontoid process of second vertebra in the form of a crescent, hollow above.
The odontoid process of the axis is short and blunt, or may be completely wanting.
The odontoid process of the second vertebra is pig-like: and the tibia and fibula and radius and ulna are severally distinct.
The odontoid process of the axis vertebra is the centrum of the atlas (p. 120).
When this occurs suddenly, the odontoid process may impinge on the medulla and upper part of the cord and cause sudden death.
odontoid process n.
A small, toothlike, upward projection from the second vertebra of the neck around which the first vertebra rotates.