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Cervical 2 vertebra is called axis.  It has the following features

 

A superiorly projecting prominence which is called dens or odontoid process

It has a body which carries this dens

It has both pedicle  and lamina

It has a bifid spine

It resembles all cervical vertebrae but has a dens which is its main distinguishing feature.

 

 

 


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