paroccipital definition

  • adjective:
    • Situated near or near the occipital condyle and/or occipital bone; paramastoid; applied specifically to an activity associated with the head in a few animals.
    • Situated near or near the occipital condyle or even the occipital bone; paramastoid; -- applied specially to an activity associated with the head in some pets.
  • others:
    • Situated quietly of the hindhead, or in a lateral occipital place.
  • noun:
    • A bone for the lateral occipital area of the head, distinct off their bones, in a fish, for instance: by Owen considered as the diapophysis regarding the occipital vertebra, and identified aided by the external, horizontal, or exceptional occipital bone of some anatomists, together with mastoid of others. Also referred to as epiotic.
    • A certain lateral projection of the occipital bone right; the paroccipital procedure for the occipital bone, specially when elongated or elsewhere conspicuous: in a few creatures also known as mastoid procedure.

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