proatlas


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proatlas

 [pro-at´las]
a rudimentary vertebra that lies in front of the atlas in some animals; sometimes seen in humans as an anomaly in the lower posterior part of the skull.

proatlas

/pro·at·las/ (pro-at´lis) a rudimentary vertebra which in some animals lies in front of the atlas; sometimes seen in humans as an anomaly.

proatlas

(prō-ăt′lăs) [″ + atlas, a support]
A rudimentary vertebra in front of the atlas of small animals. It may be present as an anomaly in the understructure of the occipital bone in humans.

proatlas

a rudimentary vertebra which in some animals lies in front of the atlas; sometimes seen in many as an anomaly.