Supraoccipital
Supraoccipital Su`pra*oc*cip"i*tal, a. (Anat.) Situated over, or in the upper part of, the occiput; of or pertaining to the supraoccipital bone. -- n. The supraoccipital bone. [1913 Webster]

{Supraoccipital bone} (Anat.), a bone on the dorsal side of the great foramen of the skull, usually forming a part of the occipital in the adult, but distinct in the young. [1913 Webster]


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