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superior articular surface of atlas


Definition: one of two concave articular surfaces on the superior aspect of the lateral masses of the atlas that articulate with the occipital condyles.

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

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