a curved, compound bone forming the back and part of the base of the skull.
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- occipital artery,
- occipital condyle,
- occipital lobe,
- occipital pole,
- occipital sinus,
- occipital vein
Origin of occipital bone
First recorded in 1670–80
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the saucer-shaped bone that forms the back part of the skull and part of its base
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A bone at the lower and posterior part of the skull, consisting of basilar, condylar, and squamous parts and enclosing the foramen magnum.
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