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odontoid

 [o-don´toid]
like a tooth.

o·don·toid

(ō-don'toyd),
1. Shaped like a tooth. Synonym(s): dentoid
2. Relating to the toothlike odontoid process of the second cervical vertebra.
[odont- + G. eidos, resemblance]

odontoid

/odon·toid/ (o-don´toid) like a tooth.

odontoid

(ō-dŏn′toid′)
adj.
1. Resembling a tooth.
2. Of or relating to the odontoid process: the odontoid ligaments.

odontoid

adjective
1) Tooth-shaped.
(2) Referring to the odontoid process, see there.

odontoid

Orthopedics adjective
1. Tooth-shaped.
2. Referring to the odontoid process, see there.

o·don·toid

(ō-don'toyd)
1. Shaped like a tooth.
2. Relating to the toothlike odontoid process of the second cervical vertebra.
[odont- + G. eidos, resemblance]

o·don·toid

(ō-don'toyd)
1. Shaped like a tooth.
Synonym(s): dentoid.
2. Relating to the toothlike odontoid process of second cervical vertebra.
[odont- + G. eidos, resemblance]

odontoid

like a tooth.

odontoid process
see odontoid process.
References in periodicals archive ?
The radiographs were evaluated for following characteristics: loss of cervical lordosis, odontoid process erosions, fracture of vertebrae (indicated by a decline in height of vertebral body), aAAS, arthritis of 1st and 2nd cervical vertebrae (C1-C2), atlantoaxial impaction (AAI), inflammation of disc, apophyseal joint arthritis,
Finally, the risk of instability requiring fusion after resection of the odontoid and anterior arch of C1 is a concern.
10, 12) The distribution of C2 fracture consists of odontoid 59%, hangman's 22%, and nonodontoid, nonhangman's fractures 20%.
In surgery group, seven patients were CI-CIII odontoid fractures, six patients were fracture-stable axis fractures and two patients were CI fracture-Hangman's fractures.
Anterior screw fixation of odontoid fractures comparing younger and elderly patients.
Skolyoz ve pektus karinatum ve odontoid hipoplazi siklikla eslik eder.
Ventrodorsal projection was made with vertical X-ray beam to visualize the odontoid process and lateral projection for the evaluation of the cervical area to exclude other abnormalities.
The odontoid process of the axis articulates with the atlas-transverse ligaments.
The distinguishing feature of the axis is the odontoid process, also known as the dens or the odontoid peg, which a tooth-like process which projects superiorly from the body of the axis and is held in place by the transverse ligament of the atlas (Moore & Dalley 1999).
In the morning I went to my local doctor, who gave me another x-ray and discovered I'd fractured my odontoid peg, which sits between the first and second vertebrae.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, bearing in mind the considerable degree of dental wear present on the occlusal surface of a tooth, the fusion of the cranial synostosis on the inner face and the fact that there is a widening of the joint surface on the odontoid apophysis as a result of an incipient degenerative process in the joint, it is possible to precise that the individual was between 30 and 40 years of age.
She was taken to Morriston Hospital, Swansea, after the fall, where a fracture of the odontoid peg, which holds the top two vertebrae of the spine, was diagnosed.