Definition of Occipital. Meaning of Occipital. Synonyms of Occipital

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Definition of Occipital

Occipital
Occipital Oc*cip"i*tal, n. (Anat.) The occipital bone.
Occipital
Occipital Oc*cip"i*tal, a. [Cf. F. occipital.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the occiput, or back part of the head, or to the occipital bone. Occipital bone (Anat.), the bone which forms the posterior segment of the skull and surrounds the great foramen by which the spinal cord leaves the cranium. In the higher vertebrates it is usually composed of four bones, which become consolidated in the adult. Occipital point (Anat.), the point of the occiput in the mesial plane farthest from the ophryon.

Meaning of Occipital from wikipedia

- like a shallow dish. The occipital bone overlies the occipital lobes of the cerebrum. At the base of skull in the occipital bone, there is a large oval...
- The occipital lobe is one of the four major lobes of the cerebral cortex in the brain of mammals. The occipital lobe is the visual processing center of...
- locations of the lesser and greater occipital nerves. Wrapped around the greater occipital nerve is the occipital artery, which can contribute to the...
- An occipital bun, also called occipital spurs, occipital ****, chignon hooks or inion hooks, is a prominent bulge or projection of the occipital bone...
- The occipital ridge is the region at the back of the head where the base of the skull meets the spine. This general area is quite vulnerable, and as such...
- Near the middle of the squamous part of occipital bone is the external occipital protuberance, the highest point of which is referred to as the inion....
- atlanto-occipital joint (articulation between the atlas and the occipital bone) consists of a pair of condyloid joints. The atlanto-occipital joint is...
- Atlanto-occipital dislocation, orthopedic decapitation, or internal decapitation describes ligamentous separation of the spinal column from the skull...
- The occipital lymph nodes, one to three in number, are located on the back of the head close to the margin of the trapezius and resting on the insertion...
- Occipital nerve may refer to: Greater occipital nerve Lesser occipital nerve Third occipital nerve...
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