posterior atlantoaxial ligament


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posterior atlantoaxial ligament

one of five ligaments connecting the atlas to the axis. It is broad, thin, and fixed to the inferior border of the anterior arch of the atlas and to the ventral surface of the body of the axis. Compare anterior atlantoaxial ligament.

posterior atlantoaxial ligament

An obsolete term for a broad attenuated membrane that extends from the lower border of the posterior arch of the atlas and the upper margin of the lamina of the axis.
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