apical ligament of dens(redirected from median occipitoaxial ligament)
ap·i·cal lig·a·ment of dens[TA]
a ligament that extends from the apex of the dens of the axis to the anterior margin of the foramen magnum; includes vestiges of notochord.
Synonym(s): ligamentum apicis dentis
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apical ligament of densA narrow band of fibrous tissue extending from the apex of the dens to the anterior margin of the foramen magnum between the alar ligaments, merging with the deep anterior atlanto-occipital membrane and superior crus of the transverse ligament of the atlas.
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ap·i·cal lig·a·ment of dens(api-kăl ligă-mĕnt denz) [TA]
Ligament that extends from apex of dens of the axis to anterior margin of the foramen magnum; includes vestiges of notochord.
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