The word occipital, in zoology, pertains to the occiput (rear of the skull).[1]

Occipital is a descriptor for several areas of animal & human anatomy.


  1. ^ "occipital" A Dictionary of Zoology. Ed. Michael Allaby. Oxford University Press 2009

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  • occipital — occipital, ale, aux [ ɔksipital, o ] adj. • av. 1478; lat. médiév. occipitalis ♦ Anat. Qui appartient à l occiput. Os occipital, et n. m. l occipital : os qui forme la partie inférieure et postérieure du crâne. Trou occipital : large ouverture de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • occipital — OCCIPITÁL, Ă, occipitali, e, s.n., adj. 1. s.n. Os nepereche lat, care formează partea de dinapoi şi de jos a cutiei craniene. 2. adj. Care aparţine occipitalului (1), care se referă la occipital. ♢ Lobul occipital = lobul posterior al creierului …   Dicționar Român

  • occipital — adj. anat. Relativo al hueso o a la región occipital. Medical Dictionary. 2011. occipital relativo al occipucio. Porción posterior …   Diccionario médico

  • Occipital — 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. [1913 Webster] {Occipital bone} (Anat.), the bone which forms the posterior segment of the skull and surrounds the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • occipital — occipital, ale (o ksi pi tal, ta l ) adj. Qui appartient à l occiput. Muscles occipitaux.    L os occipital, ou, substantivement, l occipital, os symétrique formant la paroi postérieure inférieure du crâne. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   L os… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • occipital — adjetivo 1. Área: anatomía Del occipucio: región occipital. adjetivo,sustantivo masculino 1. Área: anatomía [Hueso] …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • occipital — (Del lat. occĭput, ĭtis, nuca). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al occipucio. 2. m. Anat. hueso occipital. ☛ V. ángulo occipital …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • occipital — [äk sip′it l] adj. [ML occipitalis] of the occiput or the occipital bone n. OCCIPITAL BONE occipitally adv …   English World dictionary

  • Occipital — Oc*cip i*tal, n. (Anat.) The occipital bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • occipital — (adj.) 1540s, from M.Fr. occipital, from M.L. occipitalis, from L. occiput (gen. occipitis) back of the skull, from ob against, behind (see OB (Cf. ob )) + caput head (see HEAD (Cf. head) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • occipital — adj. 2 g. 1. Do occipício ou a ele relativo. • s. m. 2. Occipício. 3.  [Anatomia] osso occipital: osso posterior do crânio …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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