[ok-sip-i-tl] /ɒkˈsɪp ɪ tl/ Anatomy
of, relating to, or situated near the or the .
any of several parts of the , especially the .
of or relating to the back of the head or skull
short for occipital bone
1540s, from Middle French occipital, from Medieval Latin occipitalis, from Latin occiput (genitive occipitis) “back of the skull,” from ob “against, behind” (see ob-) + caput “head” (see capitulum).
occipital oc·cip·i·tal (ŏk-sĭp’ĭ-tl)
Of or relating to the occipital bone. n.
The occipital bone.
- Occipital artery
occipital artery n.
noun, Anatomy. 1. a curved, compound bone forming the back and part of the base of the skull. noun 1. the saucer-shaped bone that forms the back part of the skull and part of its base occipital bone n. A bone at the lower and posterior part of the skull, consisting of basilar, condylar, and […]
noun, Anatomy. 1. a protrusion on the occipital bone of the skull that forms a joint with the first cervical vertebra, enabling the head to move relative to the neck.
occipitalization oc·cip·i·tal·i·za·tion (ŏk-sĭp’ĭ-tl-ĭ-zā’shən) n. Bony ankylosis between the atlas and the occipital bone.