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    Dens/odontoid process

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    The second cervical vertebra contains a specialized projection known as the dens or odontoid process. What is the derivation of this projection's name?

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    Since the dens is part of the Axis vertebra (and project up in the first vertebra, the Atlas vertebra that supports the ...

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    This solution gives the derivation of the dens/odontoid process. Cervical vertebra which contain a specialized projection known as the dens or odontoid processes are determined.

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