Vértice - Apex dentis

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The apex is pointed, and gives attachment to the apical odontoid ligament; below the apex the process is somewhat enlarged, and presents on either side a rough impression for the attachment of the alar ligament; these ligaments connect the process to the occipital bone.


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/).

Jerarquía anatómica

Anatomia general > Huesos; Sistema esquelético > Esqueleto axial > Columna vertebral > Vértebras cervicales [C I-C VII] > Axis [C II] > Diente; Apófisis odontoides > Vértice

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