a metropolitan county in central England, with the city of Manchester as its center. 498 sq. mi. (1290 sq. km).
a metropolitan county of NW England, administered since 1986 by the unitary authorities of Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Salford, Manchester, Oldham, Trafford, Stockport, and Tameside. Area: 1286 sq km (496 sq miles)
- Greater occipital nerve
greater occipital nerve n. The medial branch of the dorsal ramus of the second cervical nerve that is mainly cutaneous and supplies the back part of the scalp.
noun, Anatomy. 1. the peritoneal fold attached to the stomach and the colon and hanging over the small intestine. greater omentum n. A peritoneal fold passing from the stomach to the transverse colon, hanging like an apron in front of the intestines. Also called caul, epiploon, gastrocolic omentum, velum.
- Greater palatine foramen
greater palatine foramen n. An opening in the rear corner of the hard palate opposite the last molar tooth. Also called posterior palatine foramen.
- Greater palatine nerve
greater palatine nerve n. A branch of the pterygopalatine ganglion supplying the mucosa and glands of the hard palate and the front part of the soft palate.