[ UK /ˈɒksɪpˌɪtə‍l/ ]
[ US /ɑkˈsɪpətəɫ/ ]
  1. of or relating to the occiput
    occipital bone
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How To Use occipital In A Sentence

  • Skull at birth, showing frontal and occipital fonticuli. Illustrations. Fig. 197
  • In the middle line is the posterior part of the sagittal suture connecting the parietal bones; extending downward and lateralward from the hinder end of the sagittal suture is the deeply serrated lambdoidal suture joining the parietals to the occipital and continuous below with the parietomastoid and occipitomastoid sutures; it frequently contains one or more sutural bones. II. Osteology. 5c. The Exterior of the Skull
  • The portion in front of the genu is termed the frontal part, and separates the lentiform from the caudate nucleus; the portion behind the genu is the occipital part, and separates the lentiform nucleus from the thalamus. IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon
  • Yeremi, in his bubble, likewise cannoned askew into the occipital portion of the head.
  • Some areas of the skull, such as the occipital table or the filling of the narial tubes, are preserved without deformation.
  • Its fibers pass dorsally from an extensive anterior attachment to insert on the pharyngeal raphe, the pharyngeal tubercle of the occipital bone.
  • the occipital protuberance was well developed
  • Such joints are found between the epiphyses and bodies of long bones, between the occipital and the sphenoid at, and for some years after, birth, and between the petrous portion of the temporal and the jugular process of the occipital. III. Syndesmology. 3. Classification of Joints
  • Gena - ae: the cheeks; includes that portion of the head on each side below the eyes, and extends to the gular suture: in Odonata the area between the eyes and clypeus and mouth parts: in Diptera the space between the lower border of the eye and oral margin, merging into face at front and limited by the occipital margin behind. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
  • The skull from the cave of Engis — viewed from the right side. ‘a’ glabella, ‘b’ occipital protuberance, (‘a’ to ‘b’ glabello-occipital line), ‘c’ auditory foramen. Essays
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