Definition of occipital
: of, relating to, or located within or near the occiput or the occipital bone
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During the operation, a sub-occipital nerve was severed, the lawsuit states.
At the same time, the prefrontal censor is dialing itself down, the brain’s visual centers, in the occipital lobe at the back of the head, are dialing up.
Brain regions crucial to behavior and development, like the amygdala and occipital frontal cortex, are arranged differently.
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