Occipital groove

Bone: Occipital groove
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Left temporal bone. Outer surface. (Occipital groove labeled at bottom right.)
Latin sulcus arteriae occipitalis
Gray's subject #34 141

On the medial side of the mastoid process of the temporal bone is a deep groove, the mastoid notch (digastric fossa), for the attachment of the Digastricus; medial to this is a shallow furrow, the occipital groove, which lodges the occipital artery.

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