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occipitalis


occipitalis

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

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

March 06, 2015
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Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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