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Meaning of OCCIPITAL

Pronunciation:  âk'sipitl

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  of or relating to the occiput; "occipital bone"

OCCIPITAL is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Oc*cip"i*tal\, a. [Cf. F. occipital.] (Anat.)
    Of or pertaining to the occiput, or back part of the head, or
    to the occipital bone.
    {Occipital bone} (Anat.), the bone which forms the posterior
       segment of the skull and surrounds the great foramen by
       which the spinal cord leaves the cranium. In the higher
       vertebrates it is usually composed of four bones, which
       become consolidated in the adult.
    {Occipital point} (Anat.), the point of the occiput in the
       mesial plane farthest from the ophryon.
  2. \Oc*cip"i*tal\, n. (Anat.)
    The occipital bone.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Pertaining to the back of the head.