Origin of occipital
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Occipital margin: in Mallophaga, the posterior margin of the head.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Still, it has not yet developed what might be called frontal and occipital lobes.
In this instance an occipital lesion was associated with the parietal.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
The backward direction of the plane of the occipital depression.A Plea for the Criminal
James Leslie Allan Kayll
The outline of the occipital crest, viewed from behind, is semicircular.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae
- of or relating to the back of the head or skull
- short for occipital bone
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Word Origin and History for occipital
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- Of or relating to the occipital bone.
- The occipital bone.
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