occipital bone(redirected from occipital bones)
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A curved, trapezoid compound bone that forms the lower posterior part of the skull; the occipital.
(Anatomy) the saucer-shaped bone that forms the back part of the skull and part of its base
a curved, compound bone forming the back and part of the base of the skull.
A bone at the back of the skull with a hole in it for the spinal cord.
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|Noun||1.||occipital bone - a saucer-shaped membrane bone that forms the back of the skull|
inion - the craniometric point that is the most prominent point at the back of the head (at the occipital protuberance)
membrane bone - any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formation; e.g. the clavicle and bones of the skull
occipital protuberance - prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone