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occipital lobe Syllabification: oc·cip·i·tal lobe

Definition of occipital lobe in English:


The rearmost lobe in each cerebral hemisphere of the brain.
Example sentences
  • In 20 cases, the pathologic lesion was confined to the frontal lobe; 2 lesions involved the parietal lobe and occipital lobe each.
  • Twenty-six tumors arose in the frontal lobe, 5 in the parietal lobe, and 1 in the occipital lobe; in 5 tumors, more than 1 lobe was involved.
  • There was also a single, small cerebral metastasis in the white matter of the posterior occipital lobe.
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