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Medical Term:

canal for vertebral artery


inconstant feature of the atlas (vertebra C1) in which the groove for the vertebral artery on the lateral aspect of the superior surface of the posterior arch is made a canal by bone extending posteriorly from the lateral mass.

Synonym(s): canalis arteriae vertebralisTA

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