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occipital condyle Line breaks: oc|cipi|tal con|dyle

Definition of occipital condyle in English:


Each of two rounded knobs at the base of the skull which articulate with the first vertebra.
Example sentences
  • 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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