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Medical Term:

median atlantoaxial joint


a pivot synovial joint between the dens of the axis and the ring formed by the anterior arch and the transverse ligament of the atlas.

Synonym(s): articulatio atlantoaxialis medianaTA, Cruveilhier joint, middle atlantoepistrophic joint

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