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occipital

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adjective oc·cip·i·tal \äk-ˈsi-pə-təl\

Definition of occipital

  1. :  of, relating to, or located within or near the occiput or the occipital bone

occipital

noun

occipitally

adverb


1541

First Known Use of occipital

1541


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occipital

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adjective oc·cip·i·tal \äk-ˈsip-ət-əl\

Medical Definition of occipital

  1. :  of, relating to, or located within or near the occiput or the occipital bone




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occipital

noun oc·cip·i·tal

Medical Definition of occipital




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