occipital lobe

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occipital lobe

n.
The posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, having the shape of a three-sided pyramid and containing the visual center of the brain.

occipital lobe

n
(Anatomy) the posterior portion of each cerebral hemisphere, concerned with the interpretation of visual sensory impulses

occip′ital lobe`


n.
the most posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, behind the parietal and temporal lobes.
[1885–90]

oc·cip·i·tal lobe

(ŏk-sĭp′ĭ-tl)
The rearmost lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, containing the main visual centers of the brain.
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Noun1.occipital lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying in the back of the headoccipital lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying in the back of the head
calcarine fissure, calcarine sulcus - a sulcus in the mesial surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum
cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, cortex, pallium - the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
occipital gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
area 17 of Brodmann, Brodmann's area 17, first visual area, striate area, striate cortex - the part of the occipital cortex that receives the fibers of the optic radiation from the lateral geniculate body and is the primary receptive area for vision
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