axis (Q792567)

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second cervical vertebra of the spine; the most distinctive characteristic of this bone is the strong odontoid process known as the dens which rises perpendicularly from the upper surface of the body; it forms the pivot upon which the atlas
  • epistropheus
  • C2
  • C2 vertebra
  • second cervical vertebra
  • axis vertebra
  • cervical vertebra 2
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axis
second cervical vertebra of the spine; the most distinctive characteristic of this bone is the strong odontoid process known as the dens which rises perpendicularly from the upper surface of the body; it forms the pivot upon which the atlas
  • epistropheus
  • C2
  • C2 vertebra
  • second cervical vertebra
  • axis vertebra
  • cervical vertebra 2

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