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occipital bone

noun, Anatomy
1.
a curved, compound bone forming the back and part of the base of the skull.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
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British Dictionary definitions for occipital bone

occipital bone

noun
1.
the saucer-shaped bone that forms the back part of the skull and part of its base
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occipital bone in Medicine

occipital bone n.
A bone at the lower and posterior part of the skull, consisting of basilar, condylar, and squamous parts and enclosing the foramen magnum.

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