atlantoaxial at·lan·to·ax·i·al (āt-lān’tō-āk’sē-əl)
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.
- Atlas mountains
a mountain range in NW Africa, extending through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Highest peak, Mt. Tizi, 14,764 feet (4500 meters). Historical Examples In the distance rose a range of high hills, and far beyond the gray peaks of the Atlas Mountains bounded the horizon. A Trip to the Orient Robert Urie Jacob Almonds are one […]