the most posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, behind the parietal and temporal lobes.
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Origin of occipital lobe
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby occipital lobe
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British Dictionary definitions for occipital lobe
the posterior portion of each cerebral hemisphere, concerned with the interpretation of visual sensory impulses
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Medical definitions for occipital lobe
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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Scientific definitions for occipital lobe
[ ŏk-sĭp′ĭ-tl ]
The rearmost lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, containing the main visual centers of the brain.
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