Medical Dictionary

occipitalis

noun oc·cip·i·ta·lis \äk-ˌsip-ə-ˈtā-ləs\

Medical Definition of OCCIPITALIS

:  the posterior belly of the occipitofrontalis that arises from the lateral two-thirds of the superior nuchal lines and from the mastoid part of the temporal bone, inserts into the galea aponeurotica, and acts to move the scalp

Illustration of OCCIPITALIS

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