occipital lobe

noun Anatomy.
the most posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, behind the parietal and temporal lobes.

Origin:
1885–90

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

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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   (ŏk-sĭp'ĭ-tl)  Pronunciation Key 
The rearmost lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, containing the main visual centers of the brain.
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Example sentences
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.
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