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occipital


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Occipital  \Oc*cip"i*tal\,  n.  (Anat.) 
  The  occipital  bone. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Occipital  \Oc*cip"i*tal\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  occipital.]  (Anat.) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  occiput,  or  back  part  of  the  head,  or 
  to  the  occipital  bone. 
 
  {Occipital  bone}  (Anat.),  the  bone  which  forms  the  posterior 
  segment  of  the  skull  and  surrounds  the  great  foramen  by 
  which  the  spinal  cord  leaves  the  cranium.  In  the  higher 
  vertebrates  it  is  usually  composed  of  four  bones,  which 
  become  consolidated  in  the  adult. 
 
  {Occipital  point}  (Anat.),  the  point  of  the  occiput  in  the 
  mesial  plane  farthest  from  the  ophryon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  occipital 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  occiput;  "occipital  bone" 




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