exoccipital

adjective
ex·​occipital | \ ¦eks+\

Definition of exoccipital

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to a bone or region on each side of the foramen magnum of the skull

exoccipital

noun
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Definition of exoccipital (Entry 2 of 2)

: either of a pair of bones lying one on each side of the foramen magnum and free in lower vertebrates but forming in man a part of the occipital bone

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History and Etymology for exoccipital

Adjective

International Scientific Vocabulary exo- + occipital

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