occipital lobe

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

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

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1861

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occipital lobe

noun

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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