• WordNet 3.6
    • adj occipital of or relating to the occiput "occipital bone"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Occipital (Anat) Of or pertaining to the occiput, or back part of the head, or to the occipital bone.
    • n Occipital (Anat) The occipital bone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • occipital Of, pertaining to, or connected with the occiput or hindhead: opposed to sincipital.
    • occipital Having a comparatively large cerebellum, as a person or people; having the hind part of the head more developed than the front.
    • occipital In entomology See foramen.
    • occipital Small, a branch of the second cervical nerve, supplying a portion of the back part of the scalp and the occipitalis and attollens aurem muscles. Also called occipitalis minor.
    • occipital The intersection of the visual axis with the spherical field of regard behind the head.
    • occipital Internal, the point of intersection of the vertical and horizontal ridges on the inner surface of the occipital bone.
    • occipital In craniometry, one of two triangles, the superior and the inferior, having the biparietal and bimastoid diameters for their bases respectively, and their apices at the inion.
    • n occipital In zoology and anatomy, the occipital bone; the bone of the hindhead; a compound bone, consisting of a basioccipital, a supra-occipital, and a pair of exoccipital bones, circumscribing the foramen magnum, and together constituting the first or occipital segment of the skull. These several elements commonly coalesce; but the basioccipital may be represented only by cartilage, as in a batrachian; or some of the elements may unite with otic elements and not with other occipital elements; or several of the elements may unite with one another and also with sphenoid, parietal, and temporal elements. The occipital bears two condyles for articulation with the atlas in all mammals; one in all Sauropsida (birds and reptiles); one (or, if two, as in a batrachian, with no ossified basioccipital) in Ichthyopsida. See cuts under Balænidæ, Catarrhina, craniofacial, cranium, Cyclodus, Esox, Felidæ, and skull.
    • n occipital In herpetology, one of a pair of plates or scutes upon the occiput of many serpents. See cut under Coluber.
    • n occipital The occipitalis muscle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Occipital pertaining to the occiput or back part of the head
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. occipital,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—ob, over against, caput, head.


In literature:

It is exceedingly depressed, measuring only about 3.4 inches from the glabello-occipital line to the vertex.
"On Some Fossil Remains of Man" by Thomas H. Huxley
Vision is evidently excited from the occipital lobes, though not yet conclusively proved.
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
Thus five inches along the nail represent fourteen inches along the occipital shield.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
The brain can be extracted with care without increasing the occipital hole.
"Movement of the International Literary Exchanges, between France and North America from January 1845 to May, 1846" by Various
The effacement, more or less complete, of the parietal or parieto-occipital sutures in a large number of criminals.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
A, occipital view of skull; B, basioccipital bone in dorsal (internal) view.
"A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas" by Theodore H. Eaton
Injury to the retina or optic nerve, occurring early in life, results in an under-development of the cortex in the occipital lobe.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Parietal bones separated by the supra-occipital; prootic and exoccipital separated by the enlarged opisthotic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
This organ is situated in the cerebellum, about half way between the centre of the occipital bone and the large long process behind the ear.
"Christian Phrenology" by Joseph Bunney
The occipital of the adult is the final outcome of the fusion of an uncertain number of vertebrae.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot

In news:

25-year-old seeks respite from fibromyalgia, occipital neuralgia and 'chronic pain'.
Neuropathy of the greater occipital nerve may present clinically with suboccipital pain and unilateral headache.
Cyclosporin-induced posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed areas of increased T2 signal within the medial portion of the occipital lobes bilaterally (Figures 1 through 3).
Decreased signal intensity on T2 weighted imaging in the occipital cortex and subcortical white m.
A 13-year-old girl presented to the emergency room with a history of recurrent headaches in the occipital area after urination for thepast 2 years.
His affiliations have included the American Chiropractic Association, New York State Chiropractic Association, Sacral Occipital Research Society International, and Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.
"Although the overall size and asymmetrical shape of Einstein 's brain were normal, the prefrontal, somatosensory, primary motor, parietal, temporal and occipital cortices were extraordinary," says Falk.
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Have students use a map of the brain and brain stem to locate these regions: frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, temporal lobe, cerebellum, and brain stem.

In science:

PCS is located in the medial part of the occipital lobe and it takes a vital part in low-level processing of visual stimuli.
Asymmetric random matrices: What do we need them for?
The FG, located between the temporal and occipital lobes, is involved in processing and selectivity of ob ject images within specific categories.
Asymmetric random matrices: What do we need them for?
There is relative hyperintensity in the left occipital region of infarction.
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Figure (5) shows an ADC map with a left parieto-occipital hypointensity reflecting left posterior circulation acute ischemic stroke.
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Note the bull’s eye pattern of hyperintensity surrounding some central foci of hypointensity in the occipital lesion.
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging