Occipital
Occipital Oc*cip"i*tal, a. [Cf. F. occipital.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the occiput, or back part of the head, or to the occipital bone. [1913 Webster]

{Occipital bone} (Anat.), the bone which forms the posterior segment of the skull and surrounds the great foramen by which the spinal cord leaves the cranium. In the higher vertebrates it is usually composed of four bones, which become consolidated in the adult.

{Occipital point} (Anat.), the point of the occiput in the mesial plane farthest from the ophryon. [1913 Webster]


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  • occipital — occipital, ale, aux [ ɔksipital, o ] adj. • av. 1478; lat. médiév. occipitalis ♦ Anat. Qui appartient à l occiput. Os occipital, et n. m. l occipital : os qui forme la partie inférieure et postérieure du crâne. Trou occipital : large ouverture de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • occipital — OCCIPITÁL, Ă, occipitali, e, s.n., adj. 1. s.n. Os nepereche lat, care formează partea de dinapoi şi de jos a cutiei craniene. 2. adj. Care aparţine occipitalului (1), care se referă la occipital. ♢ Lobul occipital = lobul posterior al creierului …   Dicționar Român

  • occipital — adj. anat. Relativo al hueso o a la región occipital. Medical Dictionary. 2011. occipital relativo al occipucio. Porción posterior …   Diccionario médico

  • occipital — occipital, ale (o ksi pi tal, ta l ) adj. Qui appartient à l occiput. Muscles occipitaux.    L os occipital, ou, substantivement, l occipital, os symétrique formant la paroi postérieure inférieure du crâne. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   L os… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • occipital — adjetivo 1. Área: anatomía Del occipucio: región occipital. adjetivo,sustantivo masculino 1. Área: anatomía [Hueso] …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • occipital — (Del lat. occĭput, ĭtis, nuca). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al occipucio. 2. m. Anat. hueso occipital. ☛ V. ángulo occipital …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • occipital — [äk sip′it l] adj. [ML occipitalis] of the occiput or the occipital bone n. OCCIPITAL BONE occipitally adv …   English World dictionary

  • Occipital — Oc*cip i*tal, n. (Anat.) The occipital bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • occipital — (adj.) 1540s, from M.Fr. occipital, from M.L. occipitalis, from L. occiput (gen. occipitis) back of the skull, from ob against, behind (see OB (Cf. ob )) + caput head (see HEAD (Cf. head) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • occipital — adj. 2 g. 1. Do occipício ou a ele relativo. • s. m. 2. Occipício. 3.  [Anatomia] osso occipital: osso posterior do crânio …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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