Supraoccipital bone
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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  • supraoccipital bone — a bone developing from a separate ossification center in the fetus, which becomes the squamous part of the occipital bone below the superior nuchal line …   Medical dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supraoccipital — I. “+ adjective Etymology: supra + occipital 1. : situated over or in the upper part of the occiput 2. : of, relating to, or being a median bone of the cranium lying above the foramen magnum and forming part of the occipital bone in the adult of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Occipital bone — Bone: Occipital bone Sagittal section of skull. (Occipital bone is at right, in blue.) …   Wikipedia

  • Ossification of occipital bone — Figure 3 : Occipital bone at birth. The planum occipitale [Fig. 3] of the squama of the occipital bone is developed in membrane, and may remain separate throughout life when it constitutes the interparietal bone; the rest of the bone is… …   Wikipedia

  • squamo-occipital bone — the squamous portion of the fetal occipital bone, including the supraoccipital and interparietal bones …   Medical dictionary

  • lateroparietal — a skull where the parietals are separated by the supraoccipital bone (as opposed to medioparietal, q.v.) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • dermosupraoccipital — the superficial, paired dermal bone covering the supraoccipital with which it may fuse. In many Teleostei it is a hinge for the skull articulation with the circumorbital ring. Siluridae have a posterior toothed process that secures the nuchal… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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