• Definition for "epistropheus"
  • Sentence for "epistropheus"
    • Second cervical vertebra, or epistropheus, from…
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epistropheus definition

  • noun:
    • The axis vertebra.
    • In anatomy, the second cervical or odontoid vertebra; the axis: so called due to the fact atlas converts upon it.
    • The axis vertebra.
    • In structure, the 2nd cervical or odontoid vertebra; the axis: so-called considering that the atlas converts upon it.
    • The axis vertebra.
    • In physiology, the next cervical or odontoid vertebra; the axis: so called considering that the atlas transforms upon it.
    • The axis vertebra.
    • In physiology, the second cervical or odontoid vertebra; the axis: so named due to the fact atlas converts upon it.
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