Occipitofrontal muscle



occipitofrontal muscle n.
A part of the epicranial muscle, of which the occipital belly arises from the occipital bone and inserts into the galea aponeurotica, and the frontal belly arises from the galea and inserts into the skin of the eyebrow and nose, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action moves the scalp.

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  • Occipitomental

    occipitomental oc·cip·i·to·men·tal (ŏk-sĭp’ĭ-tō-měn’tl) adj. Of or relating to the occiput and the chin.

  • Occipitomental diameter

    occipitomental diameter n. The diameter of the fetal head from the external occipital protuberance to the midpoint of the chin.



  • Occipitoposterior position

    occipitoposterior position oc·cip·i·to·pos·te·ri·or position (ŏk-sĭp’ĭ-tō-pŏ-stēr’ē-ər, -pō-) n. A cephalic presentation of the fetus with the occiput turned toward either the right or left rear quarter of the mother’s pelvis.

  • Occipitotransverse position

    occipitotransverse position oc·cip·i·to·trans·verse position (ŏk-sĭp’ĭ-tō-trāns-vûrs’, -trānz-, -trāns’vûrs’, -trānz’-) n. A cephalic presentation of the fetus in which the occiput is turned toward either the right or left iliac fossa of the mother’s pelvis.



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