occipital lobe


occipital lobe

noun

Definition of OCCIPITAL LOBE

:  the posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere that bears the visual cortex and has the form of a 3-sided pyramid

First Known Use of OCCIPITAL LOBE

1882

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occipital lobe

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OCCIPITAL LOBE

: the posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere that is separated medially from the parietal lobe by the parieto-occipital sulcus, is indistinctly separated more laterally from the temporal and parietal lobes, bears the visual areas, and has the form of a 3-sided pyramid

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