exoccipital


exoccipital
a deep, paired, endochondral bone at the posterior end of the cranium on each side of the foramen magnum, often bearing articular facets for the first vertebra

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Exoccipital — Ex oc*cip i*tal, a. [Pref. ex + occipital.] (Anat.) Pertaining to a bone or region on each side of the great foremen of the skull. n. The exoccipital bone, which often forms a part of the occipital in the adult, but is usually distinct in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exoccipital — adjective Pertaining to a bone or region on each side of the great foremen of the skull …   Wiktionary

  • exoccipital — ex·occipital …   English syllables

  • exoccipital — I. |eks+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary exo + occipital : of or relating to a bone or region on each side of the foramen magnum of the skull II. noun : either of a pair of bones lying one on each side of the foramen… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Exoccipital condyle — The Exoccipital condyle is the recess at the base of the skull which connects to the spinal column. Similar to a ball and socket joint. Mammals and amphibians have 2. Birds have only 1 …   Wikipedia

  • exoccipital bone — one of the two lateral portions of the occipital bone, developing, from separate centers of ossification, into the portions that bear the condyles …   Medical dictionary

  • exoccipital part of occipital bone — pars lateralis ossis occipitalis …   Medical dictionary

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  • Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …   Universalium

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