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Medical Term:

inferior articular surface of atlas


Definition: one of two concave surfaces on the lateral masses of the atlas that articulate with corresponding surfaces on the axis.

Synonym(s): facies articularis inferior atlantisTA, fovea articularis inferior atlantis, inferior articular facet of atlas, inferior articular pit of atlas

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