atlanto-occipital membrane at·lan·to-oc·cip·i·tal membrane (āt-lān’tō-ŏk-sĭp’ĭ-tl)
The fibrous layer extending from the anterior arch of the atlas to the anterior margin of the great foramen.
The fibrous membrane that attaches between the posterior arch of the atlas and the posterior margin of the great foramen.
atlantoaxial atlantoaxial at·lan·to·ax·i·al (āt-lān’tō-āk’sē-əl) adj. Relating to the atlas and the axis or to the joint between the two vertebrae.
a bound collection of maps. a bound volume of charts, plates, or tables illustrating any subject. Anatomy. the first cervical vertebra, which supports the head. a size of drawing or writing paper, 26 × 34 or 33 inches. Also called telamon. Architecture. a sculptural figure of a man used as a column. Classical Mythology. a […]
- Atlas autocode
atlas autocode language The Autocode for the Ferranti Atlas, which may have been the first commercial computer with hardware-paged virtual memory. Whereas other autocodes were basically assembly languages, Atlas Autocode was high-level and block-structured, resembling a cross between Fortran and ALGOL 60. It had call-by value, loops, declarations, complex numbers, pointers, heap and stack storage […]
- Atlas cedar
an evergreen tree, Cedrus atlantica, native to northern Africa, having in its widely cultivated forms bluish-green leaves and light-brown cones.