atlanto-

atlanto-

, atlo- (at-lan'tō, at'lō),
The atlas (the vertebra that supports the cranium).
[G. Atlas, Atlantos, Atlas, the mythic Titan who supported the dome of the sky on his shoulders]

atlanto-

, atlo-
Combining forms denoting the atlas (the bone that supports the head).
[G. Atlas, Atlantos, Atlas, the mythic Titan who supported the dome of the sky on his shoulders]

atlanto-

[Gr. atlas, stem atlant-, Atlas]
A prefix meaning the atlas.
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