Relating to the atlas and the occipital bone.
Synonym(s): atlo-occipital


/at·lan·to·oc·cip·i·tal/ (-ok-sip´ĭ-t'l) pertaining to the atlas and the occiput.


, atlantooccipital (ăt-lan″tō-ok-sip′tĭ-ăl) [ atlanto- + occipital]
Pert. to the atlas and the occipital bones.
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Atlantooccipital dislocation: Part 1-normal occipital condyle-C1 interval in 89 children.
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