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dens

 [dens] (pl. den´tes) (L.)
1. tooth.
2. a toothlike structure such as the odontoid process.

dens

, pl.

den·tes

(denz, den'tēz), [TA]
1. Synonym(s): tooth
2. A strong toothlike process projecting upward from the body of the axis (second cervical vertebra), or epistropheus, around which the atlas rotates. Synonym(s): dens axis [TA], odontoid process of epistropheus, odontoid process
[L.]

dens

(dens) pl. den´tes   [L.]
1. tooth.
2. a toothlike structure.
3. dens axis; the toothlike process that projects from the superior surface of the body of the axis, ascending to articulate with the atlas.

dens in den´te  a malformed tooth caused by invagination of the crown before it is calcified, giving the appearance of a “tooth within a tooth.”

dens

pl. dentes [den′tēz]
Etymology: L, tooth
1 a tooth or toothlike structure or process. The term is sometimes modified to identify a particular tooth, such as dens caninus or dens molaris.
2 the cone-shaped odontoid process of the axis, or second cervical vertebra. It receives the atlantal ring to act as a pivot for the atlas, or first cervical vertebra. See also dentition, odontoid process, tooth.

dens

, pl. dentes (denz, den'tēz)
1. Synonym(s): tooth.
2. A strong toothlike process projecting superiorly from the body of the axis (second cervical vertebra), around which the atlas rotates.
Synonym(s): odontoid process of epistropheus.
[L.]

dens

, pl. dentes (denz, den'tēz)
1. [TA]
Synonym(s): tooth.
2. A strong toothlike process projecting upward from body of axis (second cervical vertebra), or epistropheus, around which the atlas rotates.
Synonym(s): odontoid process of epistropheus, odontoid process.
[L.]

dens

pl. dentes [L.] a tooth or toothlike structure. The axis has a dens or odontoid process which protrudes from the cranial part of the body of the axis and articulates with the ventral arch of the atlas.

dens en dente
a malformed tooth consisting of an invagination of the enamel, dentine and pulp within the tooth bud, appearing as a tooth within a tooth.
dens hypoplasia
see atlantoaxial subluxation.
dens lupinus
first premolar tooth in the horse. Always vestigial, often missing. Called also wolf tooth.

Patient discussion about dens

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