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occipital lobe

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noun Anatomy.
  1. the most posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, behind the parietal and temporal lobes.

Origin of occipital lobe

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for occipital lobe

occipital lobe

  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

  1. 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

  1. The rearmost lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, containing the main visual centers of the brain.
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