Definition of occipital bone in English:

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occipital bone

Pronunciation: /äkˈsipədl ˌbōn/

noun

Anatomy
The bone that forms the back and base of the skull, and through which the spinal cord passes.
Example sentences
  • When this slip inserts onto the occipital bone or mastoid process it is named splenius capitis accessorius.
  • The skull has a roughen surface to the parietal bone and the occipital bone.
  • In general, neoplasms of the occipital bone are rather infrequent when compared to other bones of the skull.
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