occipital bone


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

n.

  1. A bone at the lower and posterior part of the skull, consisting of basilar, condylar, and squamous parts and enclosing the foramen magnum.

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