occipital protuberance

NOUN
  1. prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
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  • the occipital protuberance was well developed
  • 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
  • If a line be drawn from the point at which the brow curves in towards the root of the nose, and which is called the 'glabella' ( 'a') (Fig. 23), to the occipital protuberance ( 'b'), and the distance to the highest point of the arch of the skull be measured perpendicularly from this line, it will be found to be 4.75 inches. On Some Fossil Remains of Man
  • If a line joining the glabella and the occipital protuberance Essays
  • If a line be drawn from the point at which the brow curves in towards the root of the nose, and which is called the 'glabella' ( 'a') (Figure 22), to the occipital protuberance ( 'b'), and the distance to the highest point of the arch of the skull be measured perpendicularly from this line, it will be found to be 4.75 inches. Lectures and Essays
  • Near the middle of the occipital squama is the external occipital protuberance or inion, and extending lateralward from it on either side is the superior nuchal line, and above this the faintly marked highest nuchal line. II. Osteology. 5c. The Exterior of the Skull
  • The occipital protuberance occupies the extreme posterior end of the skull, when the glabello-occipital line is made horizontal, and so far from any part of the occipital region extending beyond it, this region of the skull slopes obliquely upward and forward, so that the lambdoidal suture is situated well upon the upper surface of the cranium. Essays
  • William Thomas Andrews was a dwarf seventeen years old, whose head measured in circumference 35 inches; from one external auditory meatus to another, 27 1/4 inches; from the chin over the cranial summit to the suboccipital protuberance, 37 1/2 inches; the distance from the chin to the pubes was 20 inches; and from the pubes to the soles of the feet, 16; he was a monorchid. Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine
  • The neurosurgeon reduces the occipital protuberance by securing the central sagittal strip to the occipital bones using nonabsorbable sutures or 28-g surgical steel wire.
  • _ -- The _meningocele_ is commonest in the occipital region, where it escapes through a cleft in the bone between the foramen magnum and the occipital protuberance (Fig. 197). Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.
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