O*don"toid (?), a. [Gr. ; , , a tooth + form: cf.F. odontoide.] Anat. (a)

Having the form of a tooth; toothlike.

(b)

Of or pertaining to the odontoid bone or to the odontoid process.

Odontoid bone Anat., a separate bone, in many reptiles, corresponding to the odontoid process. -- Odontoid process, ∨ Odontoid peg Anat., the anterior process of the centrum of the second vertebra, or axis, in birds and mammals. See Axis.

 

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