occipital lobe
noun Date: 1882 the posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere that bears the visual cortex and has the form of a 3-sided pyramid

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  • occipital lobe — occip′ital lobe n. anat. the most posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, behind the parietal and temporal lobes • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • occipital lobe — Anat. the most posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, behind the parietal and temporal lobes. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • occipital lobe — noun Anatomy the rearmost lobe in each cerebral hemisphere of the brain …   English new terms dictionary

  • occipital lobe — noun /ˌɑkˈsɪpɪtəl ˌloʊb/ one of the four major divisions of the cerebrum of the brain, located at the back of the head …   Wiktionary

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  • occipital gyrus — noun any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum • Hypernyms: ↑gyrus, ↑convolution • Part Holonyms: ↑occipital lobe, ↑occipital cortex …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lobe (anatomy) — In anatomy, a lobe is a clear anatomical division or extension [eMedicineDictionary|lobe] [Dorlands|l 13|12500046] that can be determined without the use of a microscope (at the gross anatomy level.) This is in contrast to a lobule, which is a… …   Wikipedia

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