occipital bone definition

  • noun:
    • A curved, trapezoid ingredient bone that forms the low posterior part of the head; the occipital.
    • The bone at the rear of the skull.
    • a saucer-shaped membrane layer bone tissue that forms the rear of the head
  • adjective:
    • the bone which types the posterior section of the skull and surrounds the truly amazing foramen wherein the spinal-cord makes the cranium. In the higher vertebrates most commonly it is made up of four bones, which come to be consolidated into the adult.

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