occipital bone

Origin of occipital bone

First recorded in 1670–80
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British Dictionary definitions for occipital bone

occipital bone

noun
  1. the saucer-shaped bone that forms the back part of the skull and part of its base
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occipital bone in Medicine

occipital bone

n.
  1. 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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