Occipital point
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 point — (Order Diplostraca): One dorsal posterior region of head, protuberance in front of occipital notch [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • occipital point — noun : the point on the occiput farthest removed from the glabella …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • occipital notch — Angulated indentation at rear of cephalon [McLaughlin, 1980]. Angulated indentation at rear of head in some conchostracans [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Diplostraca): Notch like depression in dorsal posterior region of head. May be preceded …   Crustacea glossary

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