Lauth ligament

ligamentum transversum atlantis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Lauth — Charles, English chemist, 1836–1913. See L. violet. Ernst A., German physician, 1803–1837. See L. canal. Thomas, German anatomist and surgeon, 1758–1826. See L. ligament …   Medical dictionary

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