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dens

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

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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.]
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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.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Dens hypoplasia with C1/C2 instability is a feature in severe case.