occipital-bone

occipital bone

noun Anatomy.
a curved, compound bone forming the back and part of the base of the skull.

Origin:
1670–80

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occipital bone
 
n
the saucer-shaped bone that forms the back part of the skull and part of its base

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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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