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occipital lobe

noun, Anatomy
the most posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, behind the parietal and temporal lobes.
Origin of occipital lobe
1885-90 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for occipital lobe
  • Farthest to the back, the occipital lobe takes in and disseminates visual information.
  • The occipital lobe has shown some atrophy and she is unable to read.
  • The inferior surface is concave, and is continuous posteriorly with the tentorial surface of the occipital lobe.
  • Located on the occipital lobe, the circuit has been found to process the perception of color.
British Dictionary definitions for occipital lobe

occipital lobe

the posterior portion of each cerebral hemisphere, concerned with the interpretation of visual sensory impulses
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occipital lobe in Medicine

occipital lobe n.
The posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, having the shape of a three-sided pyramid and containing the visual center of the brain.

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occipital lobe in Science
occipital lobe
The rearmost lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, containing the main visual centers of the brain.
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