Definition of Occipital

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the occiput. "Occipital bone"

Partainyms: Occiput
Derivative terms: Occiput

Definition of Occipital

1. a. Of or pertaining to the occiput, or back part of the head, or to the occipital bone.

2. n. The occipital bone.

Definition of Occipital

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the occiput (back of the head) or the occipital bone ¹

2. Noun. (skeleton) The occipital bone. ¹

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Definition of Occipital

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Medical Definition of Occipital

1. Of or pertaining to the occiput, or back part of the head, or to the occipital bone. Occipital bone, the point of the occiput in the mesial plane farthest from the ophryon. Origin: Cf. F. Occipital. The occipital bone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Occipital

occipital anchorage
occipital angle of parietal bone
occipital artery
occipital belly of occipitofrontalis muscle
occipital bone
occipital bones
occipital border
occipital border of parietal bone
occipital border of temporal bone
occipital branch
occipital cerebral veins
occipital condyle
occipital emissary vein
occipital fontanel

Literary usage of Occipital

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It is connected with the occipital lobe by the second annexant gyrus. ... The superior occipital convolution is situated above the superior sulcus, ..."

2. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane, Johnson Symington (1893)
"It is bounded behind by the lower limb of the anterior occipital fissure. ... occipital LOBE.—This lobe is very well marked off in Quadrumana by the deep ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1864)
"Having dissected the anterior surface of the spine, the upper articular processes of the atlas retained the normal relations to the occipital condyles ; but ..."

4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"Th« surfaces of the occipital bona are separated by four ridges and four angles. The two superior edges are articulated with the parietal bones; ..."

5. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"occipital Bone. Os occipitale (Figs. 17 and 18).—The occipital bone forms the most caudal portion of the cranium, entering into the formation of its caudal ..."

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