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lateral atlantoaxial joint

 

Definition: a condylar synovial joint between the inferior articular facets of the atlas and the superior articular facets of the axis.

Synonym(s): articulatio atlantoaxialis lateralisTA, lateral atlantoepistrophic joint

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