from The Century Dictionary.
- In anatomy, of or pertaining to the atlas and axis, the first and second cervical vertebræ.
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Dislocation of the atlo-axoid articulation (_os juguli_) he tells us threatens speedy death.
Sudden death may result when dislocation of the atlo-axoid joint takes place.
# -- When the disease affects the first and second cervical vertebræ, the atlo-axoid articulation becomes involved, and as a result of the destruction of its component bones and ligaments, the atlas tends to be dislocated forward.