apical ligament of dens

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ap·i·cal lig·a·ment of dens

[TA]
a ligament that extends from the apex of the dens of the axis to the anterior margin of the foramen magnum; includes vestiges of notochord.

apical ligament of dens

A narrow band of fibrous tissue extending from the apex of the dens to the anterior margin of the foramen magnum between the alar ligaments, merging with the deep anterior atlanto-occipital membrane and superior crus of the transverse ligament of the atlas.

ap·i·cal lig·a·ment of dens

(api-kăl ligă-mĕnt denz) [TA]
Ligament that extends from apex of dens of the axis to anterior margin of the foramen magnum; includes vestiges of notochord.