Facet for dens - Fovea dentis

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Posteriorly, the anterior arch of atlas it is concave, and marked by a smooth, oval or circular facet, the facet for dens (dental fovea of atlas), for articulation with the odontoid process (dens) of the axis.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Vertebral column > Cervical vertebrae [C I-C VII] > Atlas [C I] > Anterior arch of atlas > Facet for dens

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