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occipital lobe

noun, Anatomy
1.
the most posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, behind the parietal and temporal lobes.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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occipital lobe

noun
1.
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
  (ŏk-sĭp'ĭ-tl)   
The rearmost lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, containing the main visual centers of the brain.
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