Definition of occipital condyle in English:
Each of two rounded knobs on the occipital bone that form a joint with the first cervical vertebra.
- The diplodocoid occipital condyle faces ventrally, suggesting that the head was held higher and at an angle to the line of the neck.
- The basioccipital may bear several small foramina for the hypoglossal nerve near the base of the occipital condyle.
- The exoccipitals are large and, with the basioccipital, form the occipital condyle for articulation with the first vertebra.
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