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A reference to the back of the skull or the head: "That which is located near the occipital bone that forms the back and rear bottom of the skull."
This entry is located in the following unit: capit-, capt-, cap-, cep-, ceps-, chapt-, chef, cip- (page 4)
Word Entries containing the term: “occipital”
Relating to the atlas and the occipital bone.
The atlas refers to the first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name.
atlanto-occipital joint, articulatio atlanto-occipitalis, atlanto-occipital articulation
A condylar (rounded articular surface at the extremity of a bone) synovial joint (joint in which the opposing bony surfaces are covered with a layer of hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage) between the superior articular facets of the atlas and the condyles (rounded articular surface at the extremity of a bone) of the occipital bone (bone forming the rear and rear bottom of the skull).
A reference to the neck and the occiput (back part of the head or skull).
dorso-occipital (adjective), more dorso-occipital, most dorso-occipital
Relating to the back of the skull region of the head.